Regular dentist visits help keep your mouth healthy

You should never wait until a problem arises to visit the dentist. Regular visits to the dental practice are essential to keeping your mouth in top condition. At Danny De Villiers Dentist, Weybridge, we welcome new patients of all ages, whatever your needs.
How often should I visit the dentist?
dannythedentistIn most cases, it is recommended that you attend a dental check-up every six months. Sometimes you will need to visit more frequently, particularly if you have a condition such as gum disease that needs careful monitoring and treatment, and you should always follow your dentist’s recommendations.
But my mouth feels healthy – why do I need to go?
Many dental health problems start with few – if any – noticeable symptoms. Gum disease and tooth decay are the leading causes of tooth loss in the UK, but with both conditions they may have become fairly advanced before you notice anything of concern.
At our Weybridge practice, we are passionate about preventative dentistry – helping to stop problems before they start – and believe that early detection and intervention where necessary is key to maintaining your oral health.
Plaque is the main cause of tooth decay, and even if you have a good home oral health routine, plaque is likely to build up in difficult to reach areas, such as between the teeth. At our Weybridge practice we use early decay detection techniques to spot any areas of concern, which will often not have had the chance to produce any noticeable symptoms. The sooner decay is detected, the easier it is to treat, with less healthy tooth structure being damaged.
Similarly, the early symptoms of gum disease may be noticed by your dentist or hygienist before you have spotted anything at home. Again, early intervention is key, and can help to save your teeth.
Other conditions, such as mouth cancer, are also checked for as standard at our Weybridge clinic during your routine dental check-up.