It is very easy to get complacent about a dental check-up in Central Leeds…”yeah, might skip this one”. Well as good as you think you may be at looking after your teeth, unless you have the tools, are in a relationship with a dentist and have an x-ray machine set up in the garden shed, you will miss bits and pieces, and things go wrong very quickly inside your mouth. A dentist will be able to spot any problems a mile off and then correct them very quickly; you can get a thorough polish and your teeth will be properly cleaned up. But remember, a check-up is more than just a quick clean and whistle for your mouth; you should maximise this time with your dentist and chat about anything that may be concerning you at home- anything from diet to bad habits that you may have. Don’t be shy, talk to your dentist, after all it’s their job and the modern dentist is well clued up about everything, not just about your teeth, but the health of your body as well. Never ever be afraid to speak up about your problems, we are talking about health here- so DON’T miss appointments!!