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The importance of a biannual check-up at our dentist in Plymouth

Within the hustle and bustle of everyday life, many patients may place the health of their teeth at the bottom of their priority list. However, attending a regular check-up at a patient’s local clinic can have a massively positive impact on the health of their smile!

During a dental check-up at our practice our team will not only ask patients about any changes to their recent medication and lifestyle habits, but they will also assess each individual tooth whilst checking for signs of gum disease and cavities. This is in addition to offering oral cancer screenings and a possible scale and polish treatment.

Receiving a scale and polish at our dentist in Plymouth

At our dental surgery in Plymouth we strive to offer an impeccably high standard of care to every patient that we treat within the walls of our welcoming and modern dental surgery. A dental check-up often reveals many of our patients can be suffering from build-up of plaque and tartar on the surface of their teeth, with this build-up in mind therefore our dental health care professionals may suggest they receive a scale and polish.

What is the scale and polish?

A scale and polish is a common preventive dental care treatment that is often delivered during a dental check-up at our practice. This treatment is extremely simple and essentially uses a combination of special brushes and pastes to ensure the teeth are free of plaque whilst feeling and looking healthy too!

The services on offer at our dentist in Plymouth

At our dental clinic within Plymouth we not only choose to embrace quality in the treatments we provide to our patients, but we also advocate variety too! With this variety in mind therefore, we not only provide a multitude of restorative and preventive dental treatments such as staying on top of dental hygiene and offering dental implants for those who are missing teeth for example, but we also offer a multitude of cosmetic treatments too.

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is rising in popularity within the field of dentistry and essentially focuses on improving the outward and aesthetic appearance of a patient’s smile. One of the more common cosmetic dental treatments consists of tooth whitening, which is perfect for patients who feel self-conscious regarding the shade of their teeth or any staining their enamel has.

What to expect from the tooth whitening process

Tooth whitening could be argued as the most common cosmetic dental treatment within the field of dentistry. At our clinic in Plymouth we will assess a patient’s smile to determine which form of staining they are suffering from, secondly we will create a custom-made tray which is made to fit snugly over the surface of their teeth. Lastly, a bleaching agent is inserted into the tray which gradually lightens the shade of the patient’s teeth.

What are the benefits of receiving teeth whitening?

With regard to the benefits of this particular cosmetic dental treatment, tooth whitening works as an effective solution for certain types of tooth discolouration and staining, tooth whitening is also considered as a safe treatment when delivered by a dental professional.