Why Are Regular Dental Visits Important?

Dental appointments shouldn’t only be made when you are in pain or have a problem. By attending regular appointments, you can prevent problems before they arise. In this article we will outline some of the reasons why you should be attending your dentist regularly.

Check For Mouth Cancer

Your dentist will perform an examination, looking for head, neck and oral cancers that you might not be able to see yourself. In most cases, these checks will find nothing unusual but your dentist is specially trained to look out for these issues and could potentially save your life. Read further about oral cancers in this article.


There are lots of things that your dentist is trained to see that may not be visible to you. Many dental problems don’t become visible or cause pain until they are in the more advanced stages. Your dentist can check for the early signs of tooth decay and gum disease to give you advice and prevent the problems from worsening.

Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienists and therapists are vital when it comes to your oral health. Hygienists are mainly concerned with preventative measures and treating gum disease. They will give you advice to ensure that your are effectively caring for your teeth at home. They will also professionally clean your teeth, using a scale and polish, to remove the plaque and tartar.

How Often Should You Go To The Dentist?

It is recommended that you visit the dentist at least once or twice a year, depending on what your dentist suggests. Regular dental visits are essential for the maintenance of a healthy mouth. Even if you take good care of your teeth at home, you still need to see a dentist regularly.

People with a high risk of dental disease might need to visit every three month. This high risk group includes:

  • Smokers
  • Pregnant women
  • Diabetics
  • People who currently have gum disease
  • People with a weak immune system, such as people undergoing chemotherapy
  • People who tend to get cavities or build up plaque.

If you are in need of a dental check-up, please contact us to book an appointment on 01723 670500 or email us at info@newbydental.co.uk