Make your oral health a priority
We all tend to put off going to the dentist, but did you know that regular dental check-ups are as important to your overall health as a yearly visit to your medical doctor? Taking good care of your mouth and teeth now can save you discomfort and money later on. So do not hesitate to make an appointment at Turó Park Dental and Medical Center in Barcelona.
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Why are regular dental check-ups important?
For healthy teeth.
Waiting until you have toothache to see a dentist is too late. Regular dental checkups keep your teeth and mouth healthy and prevent any complications (such as a cavity). Why let a toothache ruin your next vacation or business trip? Healthy and clean teeth look better, feel better, and last longer.
For good health in general.
Sometimes problems in your mouth can be symptoms of other more serious conditions or diseases affecting the rest of your body. Examples include cancer and diabetes. Both of these diseases can be better treated when they are diagnosed earlier. Your oral health could help to keep you healthier overall. Poor oral health can lead to heart and joint problems. Keeping your mouth healthy can also help your doctors better manage any of your chronic diseases.
How do the dentists at Turo Park Dental Center keep my mouth and teeth healthy?
The New Patient Visit
At our modern dental center in the heart of Barcelona, we spend extra time with you when we meet you for the first time. Fortunately we have multilingual dentists who speak your language. It is important to us that we learn fully about your medical and oral health history, including how often your brush and floss your teeth and see a dentist. Next the dentist will look at your teeth, mouth and gums to assess whether dental care is needed. They will be looking carefully for signs of tooth decay, tartar buildup and other risk factors for periodontal disease. In some cases, the dentist will recommend doing a panoramic X-ray to better examine your teeth and jaw structure.
The dental cleaning visit at Turo Park Dental and Medical Center?
Sometimes it can help you feel less anxious when you know what to expect. Before starting the actual cleaning process, our dentists start with a physical exam of your entire mouth. They will use a small mirror to check around your teeth and gums for any signs of gingivitis (inflamed gums) or other potential concerns. They will also be looking for any plaque and tartar. Plaque is a sticky film made up mainly of bacteria, but also of salivary proteins, acids and sugars, which builds up on your teeth. Over time, plaque hardens and thickens into tartar. You can’t remove tartar with a toothbrush- that’s why you need to see a dentist for regular cleanings to remove any built-up tartar. If tartar builds up over time it can cause cavities, gingivitis, bad breath, periodontitis (mouth infections) or abscesses, and even tooth loss. Turó Park´s dentists use the most-up to date ultrasonic tools to thoroughly and quickly remove all plaque and tartar with minimal discomfort for you.
After removing the tartar and plaque, our dentists painlessly polish your teeth to leave you with a healthy, clean-smelling mouth and shiny teeth. We always finish with a flossing demonstration with dental floss, making sure you know the best way to clean your teeth in between your dental appointments.
How often should you go to the dentist for a check-up and cleaning?
After your first visit, the Turó Park’s English-speaking dental specialists recommend dental visits once a year. Dental visits for cleaning (removal of built-up tartar or scale on the teeth) are typically done every 4, 6 or 12 months. Sometimes the time between visits can vary depending on certain factors such as:
The age of the patient.
Children and adolescents are more likely to develop cavities than adults, so we like to see them every 6 months for dental visits.
Risk factors for periodontal disease.
For example, smoking, diabetes, unhealthy diet or alcohol consumption all affect your teeth and mouth's health.
Pre-existing oral health conditions such as fragile tooth enamel and gingivitis (gum disease) may make it more important for you to be seen by a dentist more frequently. Additionally, some families have a greater risk of periodontal disease and family members may need more regular visits.
At all of our patients’ first visit our dental specialists will develop a personalized dental check-up schedule adapted to your risk factors and health history. Consistent visits over a long period of time builds a base of knowledge about your dental health and allows your Turo Park dentist to take the best possible care of your over the course of your lifetime.
Why Choose Turó Park Dental and Medical Center in Barcelona for regular dental care?
First, we have multiple dentists and hygienists, all of whom are experienced in pediatric and adult dentistry, creating a warm, family-friendly atmosphere. This means that we can offer you appointments for your entire family all on the same day in order to maximize convenience for busy families.
Secondly, because our clinic is also a medical center staffed by expert general practitioners and medical specialists you can receive all of your care in one place. Our medical team can collaborate with your dental team in the care of your chronic disease to maximize your physical and dental health.
Do not hesitate to contact us by email or by phone (+34 932 529 729), if you need more information or would like to schedule a dental appointment. Our English-speaking medical staff will be happy to answer any of your questions. We look forward to seeing you (and your teeth) very soon!
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