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5 Reasons to Book a Dental Checkup this Autumn

After the challenges that 2020 has thrown at you, the chances are that looking after your teeth has not been top of your list of priorities. But with most children back to school and the majority of people now back to a regular working pattern, now is a great time to invest in your dental health. Here are five reasons why.

1. Get back up to date with your regular dental checkups

Because of the events of this year, many patients may have missed out on at least one of their regular dental checkups. As a general rule, it is recommended that most people visit their dentist twice yearly. Depending on when your last checkup was due, you may have missed one or even two of your routine appointments. Ensuring you have a comprehensive dental examination on a regular basis helps to ensure that tooth or gum problems are detected at the earliest stage – allowing your dental team to take the best approach and make sure that they cannot develop into more serious issues that can cause pain and discomfort.

If you’ve been putting off visiting the dentist due to concerns about Covid19, please be assured we are doing everything possible to ensure that you can enjoy visiting us safely. We’ve taken lots of additional measures on top of our usual best practices to keep you safe and comfortable. If you would like to find out more, don’t hesitate to contact our team for further guidance.

2. Avoid Autumn chills

As we move into autumn, we can expect the chilly mornings to arrive in the imminent future – and for many, this means suffering from toothache in the cold morning air. Whilst normal healthy teeth and gums are unlikely to have a noticeable response to cold air, sudden and sometimes extreme discomfort can often be experienced in cold weather if you have gum disease or tooth defects. This is often caused by damaged fillings which allow the inner tooth to be exposed to cold air, defective crowns or bridges which leave sensitive parts of the tooth exposed or cracks in the teeth. In many cases, this will not be visible to the untrained eye, but your dentist will be able to recognise and treat any such problems.

If you do find yourself experiencing toothache during the early morning commute or school run, this may well be because a previously unnoticed defect has been exposed and it is worth seeking dental advice.

3. Time to invest in yourself

For many, now is the first time in over six months that there has been some personal time – so why not use it to invest in yourself. You deserve it! If you’ve been thinking about getting that dream smile, then why not take the first steps towards making it a reality? We offer a range of  cosmetic dental treatments including teeth whitening, teeth straightening, tooth repair and more. With our Smile Now, Pay Later dental finance options, you can enjoy a brand new smile now and spread the cost with affordable repayments from as low as 0% interest.

For those with missing teeth, dental implants are an attractive and effective solution that offers long term results that will improve your appearance, eliminate discomfort and boost your confidence. Get in touch with our expert dental implantologists today to find out how we can help you.]

4. Get a head start for 2021

If you are one of the many people who’s plans for 2020 were ruined, then why not get a step ahead for 2021. If you’ve been forced to cancel or postpone your holiday or family events such as weddings, the good news is you can take advantage of the delay to invest in your smile so that you can look your very best for 2021. Cosmetic dentistry can also help you to boost your confidence, ready for any new jobs or career opportunities that you are planning to explore in the coming months.

We love helping our patients to enjoy their best smile – so why not drop us a line and find out what we could do for you.

5. Get pro-active on oral health

Here at Stella Maris, we pride ourselves on helping our patients to take a pro-active approach to their oral health – but this is something we believe is best approached as a team. Thanks to our expert dentists and dental hygienists, we can ensure that things like plaque, tartar and surface stains are addressed before they become a problem, as well as working with you to help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

We can work with you to develop a personalised oral hygiene routine that makes sure your teeth stay in tip-top condition all year round, so that you can be sure you are doing the best for your teeth every day.

To book an appointment or enquire about becoming a member of our award-winning practice today, call now on 0121 588 4541.

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