When many of us think about our health we think about a trip to the doctors, but your health is not just linked to your well being and medical situation, going to the dentist should also be included in our health routine.
A routine check up is often only carried out every 12 months just to check that are teeth and gums are ok and that we do not require any work such as fillings etc. This can take as little as 10-15 mins but a dentist can quickly pick up on any issues often fixing them before they have really become a problem.
If you have children you should also take them to the dentist from the age of two. They will often have an informal examination and the dentist will often use this time to introduce them to the setting and the equipment they will be using on them.