For many people, visiting the dentist for a six month check up is not as important as it should be. Some have dental anxieties, while others are simply too busy. One must understand the importance of preventative exams and cleanings. Here are the top five reasons why you should visit your dentist soon.
- Be Kind to your Gums
Gum disease is the main culprit responsible for tooth loss in adults. After the common cold, gum disease is the second most common disease prevalent in the US. The chance of gum disease can drastically be reduced by brushing twice a day and regular flossing, along with professional dental cleanings at least twice a year.
- General Health Depends on your Teeth
Heart disease is known to be associated with the overall condition of your teeth. When plaque builds up, the plaque hardens into tartar causing bleeding and receding of your gums.
- Loss of Teeth
For anyone who wants to keep all of their teeth intact for as long as possible to maintain that perfect smile, regular visits to your dentist are a MUST! Good dentists will warn you of any disease in your mouth which will eventually cause your teeth to become loose and fall out. Your oral hygiene practices are evident from your teeth, and our dentists and hygienists will provide a tailored hygiene plan.
- Smile and the whole World smiles back!
The most attractive physical attribute on a human being is a big great smile! Regular dental check-ups ensure proper cleaning of your teeth and gums which will result in a long lasting healthy smile!
- Prevent rather than Cure
Gum disease, along with cavities or broken fillings are best treated when discovered in the early stages. If you keep pushing out your next dental exam and cleaning, then you may be giving shelter to unwanted bacteria and infection in your mouth. When left undetected these conditions can worsen and call for more extensive dental work and/ or tooth extractions or surgery.