There is a good chance that you will skip the odd dental check-up from time to time in Weston-super-Mare, for varying reasons: you can’t be bothered, you’re too busy or you may have a phobia about going. Whatever the excuse, you are putting your oral health at risk because in the time in which it will take to get a new appointment, you may have had something going wrong and that will worsen until you can see your dentist again. In effect, what may have been easy to fix in the first place may well develop into something more complex by the time you finally make it to the surgery. Dentists are programmed to look after you, their patient, and do whatever it takes to keep you and your mouth healthy, and if they can’t, they will refer you to someone who can. Check-ups look for any flaws that you may have in your daily oral hygiene programme that have allowed tooth decay and gum disease to start in your mouth. This is done by x-rays and a physical check in and around the teeth and gums. If you are okay, then you are given a quick clean and you are done for another 6 months. If not, the dentist will get straight onto it and deal with any signs of trouble. Don’t forget, this visit should be seen as a two-way check-up where you can ask questions about certain treatments and hygiene issues. If you contact Clifton Dental of Bristol, they can give you information all about dental Check-ups in your area.