According to National Smile Month statistics, approximately a third of adults in the UK are currently suffering from tooth decay and most adults will experience gum disease in their life time. Is that because only 60% are actively registered with a dental practice?
You might view an annual visit to your West Bridgford dentist as a hassle. After all, you’re not in pain and your teeth seem fine. We appreciate that people lead busy lives, but by taking just one hour per year out of your schedule to visit us, we could prevent you from suffering from serious dental conditions or diseases!
How your West Bridgford dentist can protect you from serious health problems
If you’re in discomfort due to toothache or swollen, bleeding gums, you could be experiencing tooth decay or gum disease. Both of these are caused by leftover food deposits in the mouth; food deposits that your toothbrush failed to remove. A hygienist visit can sort this out and prevent the pain from getting worse.
Gum disease, when left untreated, has been associated with heart disease, strokes and diabetes. All of this is preventable if you have your teeth checked! Tooth infection can also cause health problems if it isn’t treated, but perhaps most importantly of all, our West Bridgford dentists will examine your mouth for early signs of mouth cancer when you visit us.
The Cancer Research group has predicted a 33% rise in cases of oral cancer in the UK between 2014 and 2035. The sooner you get treatment, the better your chances of survival. Don’t become part of this statistic, if it’s entirely unnecessary and preventable!
What our hygienist will do is examine your mouth for warning signs and give your teeth a thorough, professional clean to remove any lingering deposits. Any dental or health concerns that are detected will then be dealt with, giving you peace of mind that your oral health is in good hands.
Feeling nervous about visiting the dentist?
Here at the West Bridgford dental practice we appreciate that dental fear is a legitimate worry. Our dentists have had training in putting nervous patients at ease. We will explain every step of any treatment you’re about to receive, so that you’re fully informed of all the actions we’ll be taking and why they’re necessary.
Additionally, because we are a pain-free dental practice, we’ll administer a local anaesthetic (and sedation if required) before any procedure that may cause discomfort.
We welcome all new patients. If you’d like to join our practice, please give us a call, send us an email, or simply drop in. Our friendly reception team will be happy to talk you through filling in the paperwork.