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    Why should I see a Dentist?

    The health of your teeth and gums affects your overall health, well-being and quality of life. When you have a healthy mouth you can eat well, speak and socialise, without discomfort, pain and embarrassment. That’s why regular dental appointments are so important.

    At your dental check-up, the Dentist will be able to identify concerns regarding the health of your gums and teeth in order to provide you with necessary instructions and advice. This is particularly important if you suffer from asthma, diabetes, depression or hypertension (high blood pressure) as these conditions, and the medications used to treat them, can adversely affect your oral health.

    Like other organs, your teeth require maintenance and your mouth needs to be checked by a Dentist to ensure that it remains healthy. Leaving problems untreated can make it more difficult and costly to treat in the future.

    It’s important to have regular dental check-ups, even if you are not experiencing any pain or discomfort of your mouth, teeth and gums.

    How often should I get my teeth checked?

    Prevention is better than cure, so six monthly appointments are recommended. This may vary from person to person. Your Dentist will individually assess the time between appointments, depending on the condition of your oral health.

    Make it a priority to visit a Dentist so you can smile with confidence.

    By Dr. Mehri Eshraghi, Dentist and Teachers Dental Clinical Director

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