In the past, the most common reason someone would go to the dentist would be if they had an urgent problem that needed dealing with. Most dentists still offer emergency services like root canals and other emergency procedures, but the bulk of appointments here at Wigmore Dental Practice is for routine check-ups.
The dentist in Wigmore will always stress the importance of keeping regular appointments to check on your oral health. Looking after your teeth is mostly down to you, but it is also vital to get an expert’s advice.
How often should I visit my dentist?
The number of times in a year you should visit your dentist in Wigmore depends on a few factors. Lifestyle choices like smoking and what you like to drink can change the number of times in a year you need to visit the dentist.
Smoking greatly increases the risk of gum disease and drinking sugary or acidic drinks can affect the amount of tooth decay that your teeth are subjected to. During a check-up, your dentist will usually also check for signs of mouth cancer.
If our dentist does spot any areas that need treatment, they will book you in for a follow up as soon as possible.
Many people, especially smokers and tea or coffee drinkers, will need to have an appointment with a dental hygienist. The dental hygienist will remove any hard to move plaque or tartar. This is known as a scaling and polishing.
The dental hygienist will also give you advice on your eating and drinking habits, brushing method and how often you should clean your teeth in a day.
We also provide a range of cosmetic dentistry treatments that can help to bring out the natural beauty in your smile. There aren’t many cosmetic issues that can’t be solved with modern dental technologies. If you have problems with the alignment, colour or shape of your teeth, we have something to offer. If you hold back on smiling or laughing because of the state of your teeth, drop in and find out more about how our cosmetic procedures could help give you back confidence in your smile.