Fact – your teeth are the only part of the body that can’t repair themselves, unlike bones. So why are so many of us still not attending check-ups as much as we ought to be?

Missing hygienist appointments and general check-ups: the risks

Adults should be aiming to attend at least one general check-up and one hygienist check-up each month. However, some adults require additional appointments if they’re teeth are considered moderate or high risk. You’ll know how often you should be attending by visiting the dentist and caring for your teeth will reduce your chance of developing problems like cavities, gum disease and tooth decay.

Avoiding the dentist – other reasons?

Visiting the dentist can be a huge source of anxiety for many – 12% of people in the UK are said to suffer from extreme dental phobia. Here at Lander, we’ve invested in pain free technology to help patients change their negative association with the dentist. If you feel you avoid the dentist due to nerves, please let us know and we’ll do everything we can to make you feel at ease during your visit.

A further reason for neglecting to attend check-ups is the way in which we view the dentist and the need to visit. Unlike the doctor, where most of us visit because of a tangible ailment, teeth require check-ups as a preventative measure. As mentioned above, your teeth can’t repair themselves, so check-ups are an absolute must if you want to preserve your natural teeth for as long as possible. Attending regular appointments is a huge investment into your future dental wellbeing and overall health.

Club Membership at Lander – your options at one of Cornwall’s premium clinics

We believe you deserve first class dental care and peace of mind when it comes to having access to emergency dental care. Our Club Membership packages encompass something for everyone, whether you need a comprehensive package or a more basic general care package. Our monthly memberships start at just £13.94 per month (£9.54 for Juniors aged 5 – 18). All packages include out-of-hours emergency assistance, worldwide dental emergency assistance, oral cancer screenings and discounts for other private treatment (excluding implants and orthodontics). We thrilled to be offering the opportunity to spread the cost of your treatment over 12 monthly instalments – nobody should have to feel put off from booking in for an appointment and the bulk cost that can accompany this.


If you would like to learn more about our Club Membership, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly reception team. We can also book you in for a consultation at a time that suits you – why not pop in and visit us to make your appointment and familiarise yourself with our welcoming practice if you’ve not visited before? We look forward to meeting you.