There is a common misbelief that visiting the dentist is only necessary when there is a problem like tooth pain. Every week our dentists in Cork meet patients who have put off visiting for longer than is recommended.
We understand that a visit to the dentist is not always top of your priority list, but we would like to convince you otherwise. Here are some of the benefits of visiting your dentist regularly.
Avoid Oral Health Problems Entirely
By visiting your dentist for regular check-ups, you are giving yourself the best chance of having zero oral health problems. A dentist can spot things that, if left untreated, could lead to pain or disease.
From speaking to our patients in our Cork dentist surgery, we have learned that avoiding dentists can lead to stress. Our patients have told us that they often feel like a “weight has been lifted” once they visit us. Admitting that they had worried before coming that we might discover an unknown problem or they would need a root canal!
The good news is that with regular check-ups, you avoid problems and are less likely to ever need treatments like a root canal.
Keep Your Own Teeth
Gum disease and tooth decay are both easily remedied if caught early. Left untreated, they can lead to tooth loss and a great deal of pain. Keep up your dental visits to keep your teeth healthy.
Stop Bad Breath
Bad breath can happen for several reasons, including decay, bad oral hygiene and lifestyle. Regular visits to your dentist can help you prevent bad breath.
Prevent Problems Getting Worse
When you have a nagging toothache, it can be tempting to use over the counter pain killers. This may stop the pain for a while, but it won’t fix the problem. We highly recommend letting your dentist help you with any dental issues you have. Ignoring tooth pain can lead to tooth loss, receding gums, and gum disease. No one should live in pain.
Get Better Sleep
Bruxism is the name given to the regular habit of grinding or clenching your teeth. This often happens at night during sleep and can cause toothache and headaches. Your dentist can recommend how best to prevent or minimise the effects of bruxism. This might include wearing a retainer whilst you sleep or even tips on better sleep habits.
Get The Best Dental Advice
There are a lot of toothbrush and toothpaste options available in stores which can be confusing. And trends like whitening, charcoal and quick-fix veneers popping up daily in your social feeds can cause pressure and anxiety. Your dentist is a trained medical professional who specialises in dentistry and is the best person to advise you.
Our dentists in Ballincollig Cork have helped with every kind of dental problem and would be happy to help you too. Your consultations with your dentist are confidential, and your treatment will be kept private. We understand that problems with teeth and oral hygiene can cause embarrassment, and we take every step to protect your privacy.
Boost Your Confidence
A visit to the dentist is the first step towards a great smile. Oral health issues, bad breath, misaligned teeth and stains can affect your confidence. Avoid these issues or have them corrected with regular visits to see our dentists in Cork for a great smile. We see patients transformed with a bit of dentistry care.
Set A Good Example
When children are afraid of the dentist, it is often a learned behaviour from those around them. This might be from parents, school friends or siblings. By making regular dentist trips the norm for you, you are showing your family that there is nothing to fear.
Get The Teeth you Want
Whether you have missing teeth, misaligned teeth or just don’t like the teeth you have, we have a solution. Our dentists in Cork and experienced orthodontists can advise you on the best solutions available. We offer dental implants, clear braces and fast braces. We can also assist you with teeth whitening and tooth restoration. We have a solution for everyone.
Don’t Let Lockdown Get In The Way Of Good Oral Hygiene.
With the fear of Covid 19 and the changing lockdown levels, there is a lot of confusion about visiting dentists. We would like to assure you that it is safe to visit the dentist for emergency treatments, check-ups and orthodontics.
Guiney Dental in Cork is open during every level of the Covid-19 lockdowns. Our surgery in Ballincollig is fully stocked with personal protective equipment, and we are open Monday to Saturday. Please note that we are open by appointment only.
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