Updated: Dec 17, 2018
Regular visits to the dentist are important in safeguarding overall health. Take note that the mouth is the gateway to your health.
Failure to brush and floss regularly will lead to the accumulation of bacteria in the mouth causing gum disease, and potentially triggering heart disease.
You should see a dentist when you first notice blood when brushing. Bleeding gums may lead to bacteria getting into the bloodstream.
Cavities are not only caused by sugary foods. Acidic foods will erode tooth enamel and lead to tooth decay.
Many say every six months, but the American Dental Association says it depends on your health status, and frequency of visits should be recommended by your dentist, based on your risks factors for tooth decay and gum disease.
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For further information or advice contact College Street Dental Centre in Petersfield, Hampshire on 01730 263180