5 Easy Ways to Book a Dental Checkup

5 Easy Ways to Book a Dental Checkup

How often are you booking a dental checkup? Did you know that our general recommendation is that you should visit your dentist every six months. However, the frequency of how regularly you should see a dentist can vary based on your oral health. Whilst people with good oral health may not need to see a dentist more than twice a year, those with higher risk factors for dental diseases may need to visit more frequently.

Read on to find out more about the reasons for seeing a dentist regularly, along with 5 easy ways to book a dental checkup at Riverside Dental Spa.

Why a Regular Dental Checkup is So Important

When it comes to dental care, we believe that a preventative approach is always best. Rather than simply waiting for obvious dental issues, it’s always advisable to see a dentist on a regular basis even if your teeth and gums seem to be in great condition. Attending regular dental checkups is crucial for maintaining good overall oral health, but also plays a significant role in the early detention and prevention of potential dental issues, along with other health problems.

Here are some of the reasons to book a dental checkup:

  1. Prevention of Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

Regular checkups allow dentists to identify early signs of tooth decay and gum disease, which are among the leading causes of tooth loss. Early detection means these conditions can be treated more effectively, often with less invasive treatments, preventing them from progressing to more serious stages.

  1. Plaque, Tartar, and Cavities

Even when you are extremely diligent in sticking to a daily oral health routine, making sure to brush and floss, plaque can still build up in areas that are difficult to reach with just a toothbrush. Over time, if left untreated, plaque hardens into tartar, which is difficult to remove without professional help. Seeing a dentist and hygienist regularly helps to prevent tartar from eroding teeth or creating cavities.

  1. Oral Cancer Detection

During a checkup, as well as checking your teeth and gums, dentists also screen for oral cancer, which can be life-threatening if not diagnosed early. Regular visits increase the likelihood of catching oral cancer in its early stages, when it is most treatable.

  1. Keeping Bad Habits in Check

Certain habits, such as smoking, chewing ice, grinding teeth, and excessively consuming sugary foods and drinks, can negatively impact oral health. It can also be easy to fall out of your oral health routine without advice and encouragement from a dentist. Regular dental visits can help identify damages caused by these or other habits, allowing you to alter your lifestyle to prevent further damage.

  1. Comprehensive Dental Hygiene

Dental checkups provide an opportunity for a professional cleaning that is more thorough than what you can achieve at home, helping to keep your teeth and gums in top condition.

  1. Dental Advice

Every person is different, even when it comes to your teeth. Dentists can provide personalised advice on how to optimise your oral hygiene routine and recommend products that suit your specific dental needs.

  1. Health Checks

Apart from examining your mouth, gums, and tongue for signs of oral health issues, dentists also check your neck, jaw, and lymph nodes for any swellings, lumps, or other abnormalities. This can help spot potential issues that could indicate diseases elsewhere in the body.

  1. Cost Savings

It’s also important to consider that preventative dental care is much more affordable than treating conditions that have been allowed to advance. By catching any potential problems early, regular checkups can save you money on treatment in the long run.

How to Book a Dental Checkup at Riverside Dental Spa

As it’s important to arrange regular dental checks to prioritise your oral and overall health, at Riverside Dental Spa, we are committed to making it as easy as possible to book your next dental checkup.

  1. Email Us - Send us an email to let us know your full name, phone number and any queries you may have about arranging an appointment. Our reception will be happy to get back to you.
  2. Our Contact Form - If you prefer, you can make an enquiry about a checkup appointment using our contact form.
  3. Call Us - Simply call us on 020 7091 0677 to speak to our reception team.
  4. Use Whatsapp - You can message us on WhatsApp via the number 07765 909675.
  5. Book Online - The easiest way to book dental checkups is via our simple online booking system.


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