A majority of people do not realise how important it is to take good care of their teeth. Adult teeth should be loved and taken care of, as they are the only set of adult teeth that you are going to get. If you neglect them then you can develop things such as gum disease and risk losing your teeth and your confidence along with them.
At our dental clinic in W1 our dental practitioners want to do everything they can to make sure your teeth stay strong and healthy for as long as possible. We will always advise you during check-ups about which treatments could benefit you and recommend when it is time for you to have a professional clean with our hygienist. You do not have to wait for us to recommend treatments to you though, if you are interested in having a treatment at our practice then book a consultation appointment with one of our professionals to find out what steps you need to take next.
Why check-ups are important
Visiting your dental clinic in W1 at least twice a year is important in making sure that your teeth are in good condition and that you have no underlying problems. Your practitioner will inform you if you have a build-up of plaque or tartar, and may recommend that you see the hygienist if you do.
Your hygienist will be able to get rid of the plaque that has hardened onto the surfaces of your teeth that can no longer be removed through brushing. Sometimes plaque can gather in the pockets of your gums, but this is another thing your hygienist will be able to deal with. Getting rid of all this plaque will help you to avoid developing things like gingivitis, which if left untreated can lead to gum disease.
At a check-up your dental practitioner will inform you of any damaged teeth that you have that need repairing. You may need a filling, which can be either metallic or coloured white, applied to your tooth, preventing any additional damage from being done. Fillings protect the tooth’s nerves too and will prevent you from experiencing any pain or sensitivity when you bite down on things and chew food.
Seek advice as soon as you can in an emergency
At Harley Street Dental Clinic we have a twenty-four hour service, so that when our practice is closed there is still always someone on the end of the phone to give you advice in an emergency. It is important that you make an appointment at our dental clinic in W1 as soon as possible if you are having a dental emergency. If you have called out of opening hours then your call will be returned by one of our team first thing in the morning and they will book an appointment to attend as soon as possible for you.
There are several things that can constitute an emergency. If you are in severe pain and paracetamol has not helped, knocked a tooth out or chipped one slightly, or have suddenly noticed a lump or abscess in your mouth or on your tongue. In all these cases contact us as soon as possible.