Why regular dental check ups are important

Why regular dental check ups are important The Priors Dental Practice Penkridge Stafford Staffordshire

Maintaining regular dental check ups are important for maintaining good oral health. Whether it’s for a check-up or treatment, these visits enable your dentist to professionally examine your teeth and gums for any potential issues.

The cleaning process includes the removal of plaque or tartar build-up, which can cause serious oral health problems if left untreated. Smokers are especially at risk and should visit their dentist more frequently.

Other bad habits, like chewing ice or biting nails, can also negatively impact oral health. Dentists also have extensive medical training and are able to identify various health ailments beyond just oral health concerns.

Benefits of regular dental check ups include:

  • Prevent cavities and tooth decay
  • Early detection of dental problems
  • Maintain good oral health habits
  • Save money on costly treatments in the long run
  • Prevent bad breath and gum disease
  • Improve overall health and well-being
  • Receive professional cleaning and teeth polishing services
  • Get personalized dental care recommendations
  • Keep your natural teeth for a lifetime
  • Ensure early detection and treatment of oral cancer


It is imperative that both adults and children attend dental check-ups a minimum of twice a year to ensure the continued health and well-being of their teeth and gums, while also catching any issues early on.

While missing an appointment might not seem like a big deal, oral problems can quickly escalate so make sure you keep up with regular dental check-ups to maintain good oral health. Contact us here to make your next appointment at The Priors Dental Practice.