Many people dislike the dentist and therefore put off a regular visit. However, you should go on a regular basis in order to check everything is ok with your oral health. So if you are afraid of the dentist, it’s time to be responsible and make yourself an appointment anyway.

Dentists will be able to check your teeth over for you and make sure everything looks as it should. You might actually need a filling or another kind of treatment without even realising it, so you need your dentist to tell you about this. Your dentists will also be able to look at your gums and your tongue to spot signs of anything from plaque to mouth cancer.

You should usually have a dentist appointment every year, or perhaps every six months if you have had previous problems that need to be kept under control. You may also want to visit a hygienist to get a proper clean and to get your gums looked after.