Why it pays to visit your dentist regularly

Visiting your dentist regularly is as much a part of staying healthy as going to the gym or eating a healthy diet. At Aura Dental in North London we welcome new patients of all ages for the highest quality private dental care.

dental-ckeck-upA recent survey, conducted by the Oral Health Foundation as part of National Smile Month 2016, showed that in general UK residents are good about visiting the dentist for regular check-ups. In fact, the UK was ranked second most likely to go for timely check-ups, with 72% of adults saying that they attend regularly, second only to the Netherlands at 79%.

How often to visit the dentist

The general advice is to visit your dentist for a check-up every six months. Of course, every patient’s needs are different, and some people need to visit more frequently, particularly if there is a condition such as gum disease that needs monitoring. You should always follow your dentist’s advice, and should also book regular appointments with the hygienist for a professional tooth clean.

At our North London dental practice, we understand that many of our patients have very busy lifestyles, which is why we make it as easy as possible for you to see a dentist at the most convenient time for you.

Our North London clinic is open until 6pm Monday-Friday, and also offers Saturday appointments between 9am and 1pm on alternate Saturdays (please contact us for details and availability). To ensure that you never forget an appointment again, we send out email and SMS reminders prior to your visit.

Your North London dental check-up

If you are a first-time patient at Aura Dental North London, a member of our reception team will be in touch prior to your first appointment to get to know a bit about you. You will also be asked to complete a medical history form.

At your consultation, your dentist will perform a thorough clinical examination, including an oral cancer check as standard. X-rays, scans, and photographs will be taken as necessary to aid with diagnosis, and any treatment requirements will be detailed in your personal treatment plan.