For some people, visiting their dentist for a ‘six month check up’ is not as important as it should be. Some have dental anxieties and others are simply too busy. However, one must understand the importance of preventative exams and preventative cleanings. Here are the top five reasons why you should visit your dentist soon.
1. Be Kind to your Gums
Gum disease is the main culprit responsible for tooth loss in adults.
Apparently, after the common cold, gum disease is the second most common disease prevalent in North America. The chances of gum disease can drastically reduce by (1) brushing twice a day, (2) regular flossing, (3) regular Listerine use and (4) visiting the dentist for professional cleanings at least twice per year.
2. Your General Health Depends up on your Teeth
Heart disease has been shown to be be associated with the overall condition of your teeth. When plaque builds up in your teeth by any gum disease or infection, the plaque hardens into tartar causing bleeding and receding of your gums. As soon as plaque starts to pile up, you must make time to visit your dentist as soon as possible.
3. Experiencing or Fearing Tooth Loss?
For anyone who wants to keep all his teeth intact for as long as possible to maintain that perfect smile, regular visits to your dentist are a must-do. A good dentist will warn you of any disease which will eventually cause your teeth to fall. Our dentists will make sure that your smile remains strong and healthy. Your oral hygiene practices are evident from your teeth and your dentist will provide custom tailored oral hygiene instructions..
4. If you look Good, You Feel Good
Does your smile light up a room? Are you known for your brilliant smile? Timely dental check-ups ensure proper cleaning of your teeth and gums, which results in a long lasting beauty.
5. Prevention is better than Cure
Gum diseases along with cavities or broken fillings are best treated when discovered early in life. If you keep procrastinating your next dental check up then you may be giving shelter to unwanted bacteria and harmful infections in your mouth. If left undetected, these conditions can worsen in no time and may call for tooth extractions or even surgery.