Visit your dentist regularly to stay healthy and happy

How often should you visit the dentist? It’s a commonly-heard question and at PS Dental Care in Soho we believe the answer is “as often as your dentist tells you to”. Good dental care is vital not just for your oral health, but for your general health and wellbeing too.

healthy-teethWe have a firm focus on preventative dentistry here at our Soho dental practice. The aim of preventative dentistry is to stop problems before they start, and to treat them promptly and with minimal fuss if they do arise. PS Dental Care in Soho welcomes new patients of all ages for general dental consultations.

A recent study showed that people in the UK are generally good about visiting the dentist. Half of adults say they have a general dental check-up every six months, whilst 21% claim to go annually.

Dig a little deeper, however, and there are more concerning statistics. A quarter of adults admitted to not visiting their dentist in the past two years, whilst more than a quarter only go when there’s a problem.

General advice is to have a general dental check-up every six months to ensure your oral health remains in tip-top condition. However, some people need to come more or less frequently, so when you come to our Soho dental practice your dentist will assess how often you need to visit us.

What your Soho dentist will do

You will be well aware that visiting the dental practice is important for your oral health. It should also be remembered that having healthy teeth and gums is vital to your general health and wellbeing, too. Tooth loss can wreak havoc with your ability to eat a healthy diet, can impact upon your speech and seriously damage your body image and self-esteem.

Some studies have shown a link between gum disease and conditions such as heart disease. Therefore, your dentist plays a vital role in keeping you healthy.

Visiting the hygienist regularly is also important in the fight against gum disease – the leading cause of tooth loss in the UK. At our Soho dental practice we offer full hygiene services.