In our modern day hustle and bustle it is very easy to put things on the back burner, especially if it makes us feel anxious, fearful or could potentially be costly. So many of us have not been to the dentist in years, some of us since childhood! But why? Is the dentist, really, that terrifying? Well, the answer is no. But I’m aware you’ll probably need a bit more convincing than that. So, in this article, I’m going to let you in on what happens in a routine appointment. We can touch on phobias, cost and advanced techniques, as well as few reasons (well, 5) to why it’s actually really important to see your dentist.
Ok, let’s start with dentistry today and what a routine appointment really entails. Dentistry today has come a long way, meaning drill free, needle free, sedation (for exceptionally anxious patients) as well as advanced techniques, meaning pain – free, quick and easy. Dentistry is available on the NHS as well as privately. Which means affordability as well as dental care for everyone.
All dentists are here to help and have a duty in terms of your well – being.
You’ll be happy to know that in a routine appointment, nothing but an evaluation of your teeth and an X –ray, is going to take place. At no point will your dentist suddenly retrieve a pneumatic drill or jab a needle unexpectedly into your mouth, because this would NEVER happen. Partly because it breaks quite a lot of rules and dentists don’t even use pneumatic drills.
Your oral health has a direct impact on your overall health. Many studies have proven that there is a link between a person’s overall well- being and the condition of your dental health.
The condition of your teeth and gums can impact just about every system in your body. Studies have revealed that bacteria can enter your bloodstream through your gums. This is why there has been a direct link to poor oral health to everything from cardiovascular diseases, respiratory as well as digestive problems. This means that maintaining your oral health can help you maintain good overall health as well. Did you know that diabetes can also have an adverse effect on the health of your gum tissues? Read more here about diabetes and oral health.
Bad oral health doesn’t just affect you physically. It can also have an affect on your sense of wellbeing. According to statistics, your smile is one of the first things that another person notices about you. Therefore, it is no surprise that having bad teeth can lower our self-esteem as well as confidence.
Gum disease also known as periodontal disease and its milder form known as gingivitis, is an infection or inflammation of the gums. Gum disease if left untreated can cause infection, tissue loss, tooth loss and in severe cases bone loss.
If you do not look after your oral health and go for regular checks up, you may suffer from premature tooth loss. This can be because, infection, abscesses, tooth decay or gum disease.
If you are suffering from an oral disease, infection or poor oral hygiene, the bacterium, which is built up in your mouth, will cause chronic bad breath. This is because as bacteria are living organisms, they feed on sugars, from the food and drink that you consume. When bacteria in a way “eats” it produces an acid, and it’s a bit smelly, and yes more bacteria = worse breath.
So there you have it. Book your dentist appointment today and improve not only your oral health but your overall health too!
The Brighton Implant Clinic was established in 2009, Hove, East Sussex. The award – winning clinic now spans over four sites in Hove, Brighton, Worthing, and Hailsham. Founder and principal dentist Dr Bruno Silva has created a clinic with state of the art facilities and equipment including its own dental laboratory. We provide personalised and affordable dental care, including dental implants and cosmetic dentistry solutions, with additional services such as sedative dentistry. Dr Silva advocates continuous professional development and this is why he has a highly skilled team of dentist, surgeons, and dental nurses. A smile can renew your confidence, lift your self-esteem, and make you feel more positive and that’s why we believe smiling is fundamental.