No matter what age you are it is important that you are seeing your dental practitioner regularly. At PS Dental Care we make sure our patients know how important this is if they want to have strong, healthy teeth. We recommend that people have a check-up at least twice a year generally, but this can vary depending on individual circumstances. A lot of parents question when they should start bringing their child to see our dentist Soho, and whilst there is no right or wrong answer it is generally recommended that you arrange an appointment for your child when their first tooth comes through, or around their first birthday if no teeth have started to come through. Everyone develops at a different rate, but it is important to instil good dental hygiene habits from a young age, as it is more likely that these habits will be carried on into adulthood.
Why a professional clean is just as important as a check-up
Sometimes when people visit our dentist Soho for a check-up it will be recommended that they see our hygienist as well. A hygienist is a dental professional that carries out an intense clean on your teeth and gums. The treatment they provide is also known as a ‘scale and polish’. Hygienists can help to prevent and treat things such as gingivitis, which is something that occurs before gum disease, but is still reversible. During this treatment all of the hardened plaque and tartar that has built up around your teeth and gums will be removed, even in areas that you may find difficult to reach when you are brushing. Not seeing our hygienist regularly could result in you needing additional dental treatments over time to repair and restore your teeth, as they are likely to suffer from things such as decay or gum disease.
Make use of our virtual consultation
These days most people have an incredibly busy schedule, whether it’s work, family or something else entirely, it can seem impossible to find the time to attend an appointment with our dentist Soho. Here at PS Dental Care we understand that time is precious, which is why we offer you the opportunity to take advantage of our online virtual consultation feature. This means that you can contact our dental practitioners and start the process of getting treatment and advice from your own home - or wherever you are! Our handy online consultation feature makes it easy to upload an image of your smile and allows you to inform us of what you wish to change or what you are not happy with. After this you will have a video consultation with one of our friendly practitioners where you will be able to further discuss what you wish to change about your smile. Your practitioner will be able to recommend treatments that are most suited to your individual circumstances, explaining them in full and answering any questions that you may have about them. If you wish to contact our practice to find out more, but do not want to upload a selfie, you can still get in touch online and leave us a message.