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Why is it important to see our dentist every 6 months? A brief guide from our team

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As the world starts to return to normal following COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions, many people are finding that they are a bit behind with their dental check-ups.

And while it can be all too tempting to try and avoid getting in the dental chair due to longer waiting lists or concerns about the pandemic, it is still as important as ever before to try and get back into the habit of attending biannual check-ups.

At Buttercup 7 Day Dental, our Glasgow dentist West End is able and happy to see patients again to perform non-emergency treatments. When you come to see our team for a check-up, you can expect the same level of care and compassion that we offered prior to the pandemic, as we aim to get your dental hygiene regime back on track.

So, rather than trying to avoid seeing our Glasgow dentist West End, why is it so important to attend regular check-ups?

Deep cleaning

Different from a scale and polish which would be performed by our hygienist, our Glasgow dentist West End will be able to offer you and your family a deep clean.

This will involve removing all of the spots of hidden plaque from your mouth, to ensure that there are no areas where decay and gum disease can develop. If needed, we can also provide you with targeted mouthwash and toothpaste, to help provide you with a better and more thorough clean at home.

Prevention

As is the way with dental care and most things in life, prevention is better than cure.

While our team is performing the deep clean of your teeth, we will also be looking for signs of decay, tartar build-up and gum disease.

If we spot a minor area of decay, we may be able to use a fluoride sealant to protect the enamel from further damage. In more extreme cases, we can fit a filling, crown or even a root canal, all of which will prevent the degeneration of the tooth and stop more serious issues from occurring, such as infections and tooth loss.

Cancer screening

During a check-up with our team, we will also offer cancer screening.

This will involve our team looking for abnormal areas of gum or inner cheek, which if we feel is a bit suspicious, we will refer you to a specialist.

As oral cancer is on the rise across the UK and globally (but is one of the easiest cancers to treat), it is vital to have this checked for by a qualified team at least every 6 months.

Orthodontics

Teeth move throughout our lives and if our team spots an issue with the alignment of your teeth, we can then offer you either a brace or aligner.

Far from being just a cosmetic issue, braces can help with everything from pronouncing words to eating food. So, if there is a tooth that is slowly moving out of alignment, we will aim to correct it with either a standard brace or an invisible aligner.

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