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Why you should get your dental check-up booked today

The last year has been a big challenge in every aspect of life, from managing family and work, to looking after our health. Up until now, things that we took for granted when it comes to our own self-care such as getting our hair cut and going to the gym have been virtually impossible – and for many, visiting the dentist has been low down on the priority list for anything other than emergency treatment. Whether you are simply overdue for a routine check-up or have an interest in what cosmetic dentistry can do for you, now is the ideal time to get an appointment booked. Read on to find out why.

1. Get your routine dental care back up to date

Did you know that it is estimated as many as 80% of UK adults have missed their annual checkups since the first lockdown began in March 2020? Dental checkups form an essential part of your oral health regime and are one of your first lines of defence against dental problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. If the early signs are picked up by your dentist, it is usually possible to successfully treat them and prevent them from becoming a more serious problem that may cause pain and discomfort and require dental treatment.

2. Help prevent oral cancer

Oral cancer is a form of cancer that occurs in the mouth and can affect your lips, gums, cheeks, tongue, throat and other areas. Although thankfully a very small percentage of people will ever experience oral cancer, it is nonetheless one of the fastest-growing types of cancer in the UK – and seeing your dentist regularly is one of the best ways to detect it early and ensure that you are treated promptly. This can help to increase survival rates and reduce the need for aggressive treatment. Your routine dental examination includes checks for early signs of oral cancer which may otherwise be missed until it is too late.

3. Invest in your appearance

After a year of struggling, many people are keen to invest in their appearance. For many, priorities include getting their hair done and working on their physique. But did you know, that your smile is one of the first things people actually notice about you? If you are keen to emerge from lockdown with a new look, then it is well worth investing in your smile as well. Whether you want a brighter whiter smile, straighter teeth, or have missing teeth that you would like to replace with dental implants, there are plenty of options available.

4. Boost your confidence 

If you thought investing in your smile was an act of vanity, think again. Research indicates that people who are happy with the appearance of their teeth have significantly higher levels of confidence and self-esteem. This is known to increase people’s chances of getting a new job or promotion, starting a new relationship and simply helping people to enjoy life more. If you are looking to seize the moment and make some dramatic changes in your life, now is the perfect time to discover how we can transform your smile.

5. Dentistry has never been safer

Thanks to our approach to hygiene and dental treatment, Oak Mount has always offered patients an exceptional level of safety well above and beyond the minimum requirements set by law. With our current COVID prevention procedures on top of this foundation, you can be assured you are in the safest hands. In fact, it is reasonable to say that dentistry has never been safer. If you are holding back from visiting the dentist due to concerns about your health and wellbeing, call us today to speak to one of our experts and learn more about what we are doing to protect you and how we can help.


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