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Why the dentist needs to be part of your self-care

26th July 2019

 

It is a long-established trope that dentists come with an element of fear. Many people have perhaps experienced their first filling or tooth removal during childhood or others just simply fear the what-ifs, and yet, a white, straight smile is still one of the most coveted beauty features. So, if you have yet to book in your dentist slot this year, here’s why you should book in an appointment as part of your self-care

Dental hygiene tips

Rather than Googling whether baking soda is bad for your teeth or not or which supermarket toothpaste is best for whitening, it’s better to ask your dentist. If you want to hear what the best solutions to your dental queries, then an appointment is just about the best place to start. Dentists are also required to give you advice on other habits such as smoking and drinking alcohol, which could be a good motivation to improve your lifestyle slightly.

Pre-empt problems               

Did you know that dentists are trained to spot much more than just tooth decay? Dentists have the expertise to spot other related conditions, just by checking the overall health of your teeth and gums. This is why it is not only so important to look after the hygiene of your mouth but to also visit your dentist regularly.

Get fixes

One part of self-care is to ensure that you feel your best, as often as possible. If your smile is preventing you from feeling optimistic and happy about your appearance, then the best thing you can do for yourself is to get it seen to. When you visit the dentist, you should also be offered the opportunity to see the hygienist, which is a great opportunity to get a dental spring clean. It removes any plaque and also gives you some insight on how to improve your technique.

Private clinics have open doors too

Anyone who lives in a city will know that finding an available dentist can sometimes be hard. However, it’s important to remember that there are also private surgeries, which may have some spaces for you. If you wanted to find a private Brighton dentist that’s still accepting new patients, then the best thing to do is research your closest dental practice and double-check their availability.

Reassurance

Have you ever considered that there might be nothing wrong with that tooth after all? Toothaches don’t necessarily mean an extraction is necessary, but it’s better that you get checked and get the right answer to your question. Your trip may start with reluctance, but you may well leave the dentist’s chair with a feeling of relief and reassurance.

To put it simply, you don’t need to fear the dentist. Visiting dentist could not only provide a fix for ongoing problems but also give you some much-needed advice. It’s also important to remember that procedures have come a long way in the last few decades, so the old image of the dentists’ surgery is quite outdated.

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