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The most common reason to visit your dentist is for your routine examination. These appointments are essential to your on-going dental care as they give us the chance to fully assess your mouth, teeth and gums for any issues. Not every dental issue is noticeable, so it takes a dentist to spot any signs of decay or gum disease.

Why do you need to see a dentist?

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Prevention is always better than cure so it’s important for us to take a look at your teeth and gums at least twice a year. We can spot potential problems before they get a chance to get worse. Some issues, like a cavity for example, can result in needing more costly treatment further down the line to treat properly if left.

Your dentist can also spot if your brushing routine at home needs some improvement. You’ll receive plenty of guidance on how to clean properly and protect your smile from future issues.

What happens during a check-up?

During your appointment, we will examine and assess your teeth, gums and mouth, looking for signs of:

  • Decay
  • Infection
  • Oral cancer
  • A misaligned bite

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We will ask if you’ve had any problems since your last visit so you can raise any concerns you might have. To help you keep your teeth in tip-top condition at home, we will advise the best cleaning techniques and share tips on diet, alcohol and tobacco consumption.

If we find anything that requires treatment, we will devise a treatment plan that includes the best course of action and expected costs.

How often should you see your dentist?

You may not need to see us every six months and your dentist will let you know when you need to come back for your next check-up. If you have any problems between check-ups please phone us to arrange an earlier appointment.

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0113 278 6623 LS1 Dental, 115a Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 3PX

If you have any dental questions or queries please feel free to get in touch. We try our hardest to get back to you as soon as possible. If you would prefer, please give us a call on 0113 278 6623.

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