It is important to visit your dentist in Wrexham on a regular basis to ensure that you are looking after your teeth effectively at home, that you have a good dental hygiene routine in place and that your teeth and gums are clean and healthy and free of any dental issues. It is recommended that all children and adults visit the dentist at least every six months however if you are prone to dental issues or at high risk due to other underlying issues, such as certain medications or illnesses, then it is recommended that you visit your dentist in Wrexham more frequently to help prevent further complications in the future.
Regular check-ups and hygiene appointments
A regular check up with your dentist includes a full examination of your teeth and gums to make sure that there is no plaque or tartar build-up, and if there is this can be professionally cleaned either by your dentist or at an appointment with your hygienist. The dentist or hygienist will also fully examine your gums to make sure they are free of any infection. This is an important form of preventive therapy in dentistry. Professional cleaning, also known as a scale and polish, involves removing the buildup of tartar from your teeth and gum line. Plaque, which is the sticky substance that builds on the surface of your teeth, can be removed by effective brushing but when plaque remains on the teeth it leads to the formation of tartar which in turn leads to the formation of further plaque buildup. When bacteria, which thrive on the plaque, come into contact with sugary substances in your food and drinks they secrete acids which damage your teeth. Tartar cannot be removed by brushing and requires scaling during a professional clean.
A scale and polish is made up of two parts and as mentioned before scaling involves the removal of tartar using hand-held instruments and ultrasonic techniques to break down the tartar and remove it from the surface of the teeth and gums. Once your teeth have been cleaned the dentist or hygienist can carry out polishing of your teeth to remove superficial stains to leave you with a clean and white beautiful smile.
Treating dental issues at your dentist in Wrexham
Without regular visits to your dentist in Wrexham the buildup of plaque and tartar on your teeth can result in many different issues. The acid in the plaque can lead to the formation of cavities and tooth decay. This begins as a small hole in the top of your teeth which gradually becomes bigger. The earlier you visit your dentist the easier it is to treat and control such issues and prevent further complications in the future. If tooth decay has resulted in a hole in your tooth then you can speak to your dentist in Wrexham who may recommend fillings where possible or crowns if necessary to either fill the hole or cover the tooth according to the extent of the damage. If the decay has spread to the centre of your tooth then you may require root canal treatment. Rest assured that whatever treatment is necessary your oral health is our priority and with your comfort and ease in mind we will make sure that you receive the best dental care and quality customer service here at Gwersylit Dental Practice.