Have you been putting off going to the dentist? You are putting more than your oral health at risk! Especially if you’re experiencing tooth pain or other symptoms, seeing the dentist can ensure your smile is in optimal health and no infection is endangering your body as a whole. There are many reasons why maintaining routine dental care is important, including:
Your dentist has the training and resources to professionally evaluate your oral structures, including your gums, teeth, and bone. You may receive x-rays to assess the health of your teeth and to check for decay undetectable by the naked eye. Having these evaluations regularly ensures that any symptoms you may overlook can be treated before the problem worsens.
Oral Cancer Screening
Your dentist will also complete an oral cancer screening at your routine appointments. These evaluations check for subtle changes in the color and texture of your oral tissues and tongue. As with any cancer or disease, early detection is key to undergoing more targeted treatment and ensures a better chance of full recovery.
Plaque and Tartar Removal
One of the most important parts of routine dental care is the hygiene cleaning that removes plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth. This prevents the bacteria released from this calculus to infect and inflame the gum tissues. If your teeth are properly clean, you’ll reduce your risk for gum disease, which harms both your oral and physical health.
Save Money Over Time
The more routine your dental care, the less likely you’ll need complex and expensive treatment resulting from neglected oral health. Decay and disease will not have time to develop into serious issues, and with regular dental visits, any treatment for tooth pain or infection can be completed before this occurs.
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