A healthier smile for 2014

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Now that 2014 is here, people are trying to stick to their resolutions and make a better version of themselves for the New Year. Though losing weight or being more organized are good resolutions, there is one resolution that is oftentimes overlooked, and that is the resolution to have a healthier smile. Believe it or not, making sure you are in tip-top oral health means many other parts of your body are healthier. For 2014, why not make the commitment to yourself to be a healthier you?

Most people are advised visit the dentist every six months. During a routine examination , your dentist will complete an oral cancer screening protocol and check for periodontal (gum) disease, making sure there are no early signs and, if there are, treat it right away. They will look at every single tooth, checking for cavities, decay, cracks, and other possible harm. They may also take  X-rays , making sure there are no underlying problems that can’t be seen.

Your dentist may recommend an oral hygiene therapy visit .This aspect of dental care is an opportunity to remove tartar from below the gum line, while root planing smoothes out the rough surfaces where plaque has built up. Some people are advised to have an oral hygiene therapy session every 3 to 4 months.

By taking care of your dental needs, you reduce your risk of heart disease, oral cancer, severe tooth decay, and other possible health problems. You will be able to smile with confidence, knowing that your mouth is clean, healthy, and dazzling!

Give yourself the gift of excellent oral health this year, and you will not be sorry. Contact us today via our website www.harrow-dentist.com or call 020 84272543.

With acknowledgements to Best Dentist News