With today’s hectic lifestyles and busy schedules, it might seem sensible to skip routine visits to the dentist, opting to wait until you are experiencing a dental issue before arranging an appointment. After all, it costs money—and time—to go to the dentist. Surely there are better ways to spend both?
But because prevention is so crucial to enjoying good oral health, routine visits to our dentist in Brighton can actually save you time and money in the long run.
Preventing Dental Emergencies
Waiting until you have an urgent situation before arranging a dental appointment can be counterproductive. A routine examination at the dentist may have discovered a dental issue while it was still small. Your dentist in Brighton could have quickly addressed the problem—perhaps with a tooth-coloured filling if it were a small spot of tooth decay—and sent you on your way. But skipping your dental appointment could mean that you are now experiencing a horrible toothache and heading to the dentist for root canal treatment.
Root canal treatment that might involve a dental crown will take up quite a bit more of your time—as well as your money.
Keeping Gums Healthy
Gum disease is an insidious condition that is often present without your knowledge. You might brush your teeth each day—perhaps you even floss—but plaque still builds. Home care won’t remove all of it. This is why dental cleans are so crucial to your gum health. When left to build up, plaque turns into a hard substance called tartar; the only way to remove it is with special dental instruments. If you don’t, you are putting yourself at risk of developing gum disease, which is a significant cause of tooth loss among adults.
Protecting Your Oral Health
If you are overdue for a check-up and clean at your dentist in Brighton, don’t delay. We warmly welcome new patients to our dental practice, and we look forward to welcoming you.