Regular Dental Visit: Why It Is Important for Oral Health
Regular dental visits are the key for oral health as well as general health. Cleaning teeth is just one part of the appointment. During your check-up, the dentist or dental hygienist will also perform a head and neck examination, assess the health of your gums, and look at your mouth for signs for other issues such as oral cancer or a vitamin deficiency.
The dentist will finish the check-up by cleaning and flossing your teeth and then talking to you about how you can keep your teeth and gums healthy during the six months in between your check-ups.
During a dental check-up, the dentist pays close attention to plaque and tartar. When most people brush their teeth, they focus on getting the food out from in between their teeth, giving little thought to the health of their gums.
Tartar and plaque can build up in the mouth quickly. Once the plaque hardens, it may irritate the gum tissue which can lead to gum disease. The sooner a dentist finds problems with plaque or tartar buildup, the quicker he or she can address them and help steer clear of more serious dental issues.
It’s important to go to the dentist even when you don’t think that anything is wrong with your teeth or gums. When a dentist can identify and treat a minor problem such as a cavity when it’s still small, you’ll avoid more complex dental issues, such as root canals and teeth extractions.
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