Not Visiting the Dentist Regularly? You May Want to Reconsider
Dentist / 13 Feb 2018/
Visiting the dentist is one the easiest ways to ensure the longevity of your teeth. We all need our teeth, and we’d like to keep our original teeth, instead of spending thousands of dollars when were older to get them replaced. The dentist may seem like an unnecessary cost, that takes up part of your day, but it is extremely important to visit your dentist regularly, and here’s why:
- Plaque, Tartar, and Cavities. Even if you brush and floss your teeth twice a day, you can still be missing some parts of the mouth. Plaque begins to build up and then turns into tartar, which can only be removed by professionals. Regular dental visits and cleanings can help prevent this build up, and prevent anything going from bad to worse, including cavities and the deteriorating of teeth.
- Gum Disease. Your gum tissues are very sensitive and can easily begin to erode without regular dental visits. Gum disease can lead to a weakening of your teeth and the eventual falling out of your teeth. Once it has reached this stage, you’ll have to see a specialist, who will cost much more than your regular dentist.
- Dentists Can Use X-Rays to Find Under the Surface Problems. Since we do not have Superman’s x-ray vision, we generally don’t know what’s going on under the surface. It’s very important to have your teeth and jaw bone x-rayed about every six months, so your dentist can make sure everything is going all right. Mouth diseases can show little to no signs, but always progress quickly, x-rays can help prevent these diseases from progressing.
- Bad Habits are Kept in Check. Bad habits, like smoking or grinding your teeth, create a negative impact on your oral health. Your dentist can check for damage at every visit and can help point out some of the bad habits that may be affecting your dental health.
Ready to Make an Appointment?
Are you ready to begin your regular check-ups? Then you are on your way to a life of dental health and prevention of oral disease! If you are in or around the Itasca area, check out Brian Homann, DDS for all your dental needs.