When we are young and free in central Leeds, we don’t really care what we get up to as long as we are having a ball, and hence we can often be ignorant of the thing that matters most to us- our health. But there will come a time after years of abuse, when time will catch up with us; the perfect reflection of this shows in our teeth.
All it takes is a couple of months of bad oral hygiene and a few missed dental check-ups and you may well find you teeth and gums descending into a dark world of decay and disease. So why do we need dental check-ups?
Well, a good number of us will strive to maintain a high level of oral hygiene on a daily basis, however, plaque- the root of all evil in the mouth is very persistent and all it takes is a slip-up, and it is away causing havoc throughout the mouth and we may not spot it until we get problems- but a dentist can. This is the prime directive of our ‘friend’ the dentist, to seek out all signs of plaque-life and then destroy it.
At a check-up, they can determine any decay in our teeth with an x-ray, and look for signs of the dreaded gum disease. If any of these prevail, our dentist will do whatever is possible to rectify any problems, be it by a filling or a good clean to remove plaque and tartar.
They can also answer any questions about any issues we may have, but most importantly, give us advice on avoiding the foul things that may affect our teeth and gums in the future- but most importantly we should never miss a check-up at all!