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Thinking of putting off that dental check-up?Five reasons you should attend a check up with Glenside

It can feel like an inconvenience when that dental check-up reminder comes through.

After all, you’re not in any discomfort, so why not just leave it?

It is a somewhat bizarre excuse, isn’t it? It is the equivalent of saying: “Well, my vision is good enough, so why should I visit my opticians?” Like most aspects of health, our teeth and gums require regular checks, to ensure that they are not only in good shape but to identify issues before they start.

At Glenside Dental Clinic, our team can provide you and your family with regular and thorough check-ups with our general dentist in Glenside, to maintain your oral health to a high standard.

We will also help ease any anxieties you may have around attending dental check-ups while ensuring you receive the highest level of care.

But why should you not delay that check-up with our general dentist in Glenside? Read on to find out!

Oral cancer

While it may seem an alarmist reason to start with, oral cancer rates are rising.One key reason is due to many dental patients putting off regular check-ups with their dental team and assuming nothing is wrong.

There is a somewhat untrue assumption that oral cancer causes discomfort and therefore, a regular individual would know if they had it. Up to 80% of all oral cancer cases do not have discomfort as a symptom. Caught early, oral cancer has one of the most positive responses to treatment, so even if you aren’t a smoker, this is one reason to see our general dentist in Glenside.

Periodontal disease

Gum diseases are an issue as we age, but if you are young, you are not exempt from suffering from them!

Our dentists can identify periodontal disease and help to treat it successfully, with specialist mouthwashes and toothpaste. Our hygienist can help too, by performing a scale and polish, to get rid of any plaque you may have below the gum line. Left untreated, periodontal disease can cause tooth loss, so it is well worth attending that check-up if your gums hurt!

Lifestyle advice

Our lifestyle choices have an obvious impact on our oral health and we are not just talking about smoking.

Consumption of sugary beverages, chewing ice cubes, eating too much toffee or even brushing your teeth too hard can be detrimental to your teeth and gums. Our dentists can help you reduce the consumption of sugary foods and show you the correct way to brush your teeth, without causing damage to delicate gum tissues.


Adult orthodontics is growing in popularity; if you are older but want straighter teeth, then come along and see our dentists at Glenside Dental!

We can suggest the most suitable brace for you and help you to get that straighter smile!

Restoration checks

Have you had fillings, root canals or crowns completed on your teeth in the past?

A general biannual check-up can ensure that these restorative procedures are functioning correctly and are not becoming damaged through decay.


All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.


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