Out of all of the checks that people have throughout their lives, the one that gets generally put-off the most is the dental check-up. It seems that in a busy place like south east London, going to see the dentist ranks very low down on the list; many people assume that because they use the best products in town, they can get away with cancelling the odd appointment or two. Can you honestly say though that you always get your oral regime right? All it takes is for a slip here and there for plaque to start its evil work on your teeth and if you are even more flippant with your cleaning, you run the risk of tooth decay and gum disease setting in. By going to see your dentist a couple of times a year, such problems can be picked-out with an x-ray and then rectified immediately. Your dentist can also scale and polish if you are showing signs of tartar and this will also help to remove bacteria from below the gum-line. You should also use this time for discussion: dentists today understand a huge range of subjects concerning not only your oral health but the health of your body too. You can broach topics such as giving up smoking, dental anxieties and phobias, diet and oral hygiene. You can also get advice about the amazing ways cosmetic dentistry can help improve the look of your teeth. So come on, keep in with your dental check-ups, use the time wisely and move your appointments up to the top of the most important things to do in your life.