It probably isn’t everyone’s idea of a good day out in Leeds, but going to see your dentist is certainly an important one. You can buy all the best products you want and use them as efficiently as you can, but it is always great to get peace of mind by getting a check-up, for if you’re completely free of problems, it rather endorses the fact that you are doing the right things at home and so you can give yourself a pat on the back. Of course, there’s more to a check-up than self gratification: your dentist still has to give you the full once over. You will first be x-rayed from which the dentist spot any tooth decay or gum recession and if needed, get to work on patching you up straight away with a filling or a root canal and advise you on dealing with gum disease: at least once a year, it is beneficial to have a deep clean in and around your gums. Once the dentist has prodded you and checked you out, then your teeth will be cleaned to remove any build-up of tartar, polished and then send you on your way. Of course, this is the time you should embrace and query your dentist about any problems you may have or things of a cosmetic nature that you are thinking of- it is a time for putting your mind at rest on everything dental…..maybe it’s not such a bad day out after all!!