Struggling with toothache? Bleeding gums when you brush? Unhappy with your smile?
All the above are sound reasons for visiting your dentist for a check-up but just how good is our country when it comes to visiting the dentist?
Recent survey results issued by the British Dental Health Foundation revealed that the UK is one of the most likely nations in Europe to visit their dentist for a check-up – ranked second (72%), after the Netherlands (79%).
At our dental clinic here in Glasgow the dental professionals recommend you visit for a check-up twice a year/every six months.
The Foundation’s survey found that when it came to reasons for visiting the dentist –
27% of adults only visit their dentist when they have a problem
9% of adults visit their dentist with pain
90% of visits to the dentist are for check-ups
The survey also found that teeth/smiles are rated the second most important attraction feature, after personality, and the most important body feature surveyed (including body shape, height, hair, face and eyes).
We also recommend regular visits to our hygienist team to ensure you maintain good cleaning standards to ensure all round oral health and maintenance.
Should you have any questions about the above post or would like to find out more about the treatments we offer here – ranging from general dental care to cosmetic dentistry – please contact our reception team on 0141 339 7579.