• Meavy Way Dental Practice

The importance of a visit to your dentist in Plymouth

A dental check-up at our dental clinic is not something to disregard, and is extremely important in maintaining a good standard of dental hygiene, and overall oral health.

What to expect

Many patients (especially those who are nervous within a dental environment) may feel more comfortable knowing what to expect from their dental check-up. During a dental check-up patients can expect to receive an overall examination of the mouth, including the tracking of each tooth for cavities, amongst other standard dental procedures. In addition to dental assessments, patients can expect to receive oral cancer screenings, a scale and polish (a rigorous cleaning treatment) as well as a discussion of medications, and lifestyle factors.

How can my diet affect the health of my mouth?

Many of our patients may not be aware that their diet, and lifestyle choices can have a knock on effect on the health of their teeth. It is common knowledge within the field of dentistry that consuming foods and drinks high in sugar can cause tooth decay, however patients may not be aware that other lifestyle factors can also have a negative impact.

Certain lifestyle factors such as smoking and drinking red wine can cause intrinsic and extrinsic staining of the teeth (also referred to as ‘yellowing’ of the teeth).

Patients who may miss a check-up at their dentist in Plymouth

Despite the importance of a biannual check-up (our dentists recommend that our patients pay us a visit twice a year) many individuals may overlook their scheduled appointment.

Patients may miss their biannual appointment for a wide array of reasons, one of which may be due to financial concerns.

Patients who are worried about dental fees need not worry when receiving dental treatments with our dentist in Plymouth, as we offer dental treatments under the National Health Service, and private dental care. Apart from NHS banded treatments, some patients may lean towards private dental care, but may be less inclined to pay the total cost in a lump sum.

Lifting the burden of dental fees

At our dental clinic in Plymouth we promote diversity, meaning we embrace patients in all financial positions. Patients who wish to receive private dental care may prefer to pay for their chosen treatment in monthly instalments, which we always accommodate. If you do wish to receive private dental care with our dentist in Plymouth you can pay for your treatment using a 0% interest finance plan. If our finance plan sounds like something you would be interested in, feel free to contact us via the details on our website.

Don’t just take our word for it

Patient testimonials are vital for patients who are trying to decide on a dental practice to receive their dental treatment, which is why we display many of our patient reviews on our website. We believe that our patient testimonials are evidence of our happy patients, so if you are considering treatment with us, visit our website to view our positive reviews for yourself!