Have you noticed how much easier it is to get through life when you are part of a team? At home, your family is your team, pulling together to get everyone to where they need to be, get them fed and clean and sheltered so they can go far in life. There are also other team members that we call on from time to time as back-up for the more complex things the family can’t do. One member of that team is your dentist in Stevenage.
Have some regular contact
Just like being in any team, the members need contact. You are with your immediate family nearly every day, and your friends very frequently too. You don’t need to come into Smilecraft anywhere near as often, but you do need regular contact with your dentist in Stevenage.
We usually recommend that patients come in for a check-up every 6 months, but if you are pregnant or have diabetes or another condition, we will probably want to see you more often.
Contact for us is not just about saying, ‘Hello, get in the chair and open your mouth’. We want to hear about you, what you’ve been up to and whether you have any niggles or questions about your oral health. After all, you spend all day, every day, with your teeth and gums, and will have important information to give us about them.
Our part is to do the bits you can’t, such as having a good look for the beginnings of problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. You won’t be able to feel them when they first appear, but we will be able to see them. Decay shows up first as white patches on the enamel as it starts to corrode. Gum disease might be too red gums at the back of your teeth, or places where the gum is coming away from the teeth.
If we can catch these problems early, we can work as a team to fix them before they become really serious. All it takes is a small filling, a good, deep clean and polish and you can get back to daily life and do more fun stuff with your team at home.