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14th June , 2022
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3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Checkup Appointment

We understand that visiting the dentist may be an uncomfortable or even a scary experience for some. We know it’s tempting to skip your scheduled appointment due to nerves, but we advise that you don’t! There are many reasons why attending your regular check-up appointment is important. 

Skipping your appointment is only a temporary solution to nerves, facing your uncomfortability is the key to getting over your fear, and receiving excellent dental care definitely helps too.

Here are 3 top reasons why you shouldn’t miss your dental check-up appointment.

Check-ups Can Prevent Issues

Many common dental problems can be easily prevented with maintaining good oral hygiene. Since problems such as gum disease and tooth decay are primarily caused by a buildup of plaque and tartar, proper cleaning can get rid of this and therefore prevent these problems from happening. 

A dentist can not only spot these issues and advise you on what to do, they can clean and polish your teeth to remove any buildup and keep your gums and teeth as healthy as possible. This is why regular check-ups are important, you’ll be able to take preventative measures before any real problems begin!

Get Professional Advice

Skipping your dental check-up means you’ll be missing out on any professional advice your dentist may have to give you. You may benefit from switching to a certain toothpaste, flossing more often, or using another oral hygiene product that you wouldn’t have thought of otherwise. Your dentist knows from examining your teeth and gums what they would benefit the most from, so it’s important to attend your check-ups so you can get this valuable information.

Missing Out on Thorough Cleaning

When you visit the dentist, they may clean and polish your teeth as part of your checkup. This doesn’t hurt at all and is very beneficial to your oral health. This treatment will remove any buildup of plaque and tartar off your teeth, reducing your risk of periodontal (gum) disease. This type of thorough cleaning can only be done at the dentist, so it’s best not to skip your check-up or you may be missing out on this treatment. 

Remember, it’s Only a Check-up

A lot of people who are afraid of the dentist (we’re nice I promise!) may skip their appointments because they are scared of having dental treatment. But it’s important to remember that a checkup is only an examination of your mouth, there will be nothing done at this appointment. 

If at your check-up your dentist recommends some dental work such as a filling, this will be done at a later date with your consent. We highly recommend you attend your dental treatment appointments too as they will help to save your teeth from gum disease and tooth decay, and other unpleasant outcomes. 

If you’d like to book in for your next check-up appointment then don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team of dental professionals at Holly House today.

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