Why regular dentist visits are essential to a healthy, happy smile

Some people only visit the dentist when they have a problem, such as toothache or a lost filling. However, at Danny de Villiers Dentist in Weybridge, we are eager to stress the importance of regular visits to the dental practice – even if you think you have a healthy mouth.
dentistThe problem with many common dental health issues is that they have few noticeable symptoms in the early stages. Gum disease and tooth decay are the main causes of tooth loss in the UK, but it can be difficult to spot the early signs at home. That’s where your dentist comes in; with advanced technology and techniques, the team at our Weybridge dental practice are able to spot very early signs of tooth decay and gum disease, and to treat them before they become serious.
How often should I visit the dentist?
Standard advice is to visit the dentist every six months for a general check-up. Everybody’s needs are different, however, and some people need to visit more frequently. You should always follow your clinician’s advice.
At our Weybridge dental practice our focus is firmly on preventative dentistry. This is designed to stop problems before they start, ensuring that your mouth stays in healthy condition and reduces the need for more extensive, expensive treatment further down the line.
Your dentist also plays a pivotal role in the fight against mouth cancer. The number of cases is on the increase, and again it is often difficult to spot the early signs at home. We carry out mouth cancer checks as a standard part of a general dental check-up at our Weybridge clinic, and if we spot anything of concern we will refer you to a hospital consultant straight away for further investigation.
We welcome new patients of all ages at our Weybridge dental practice, for both general and cosmetic dentistry.