Even the most diligent of flossers sometimes miss out small areas in between the teeth that begin to rot or become prone to gum diseases. This buildup of food particles upon solidification turns into tartar. Its retrieval is not only a time-consuming and painful procedure but also one that costs a lot.
On the other hand, paying the dentist every 4 to 6 months can be life-saving and also light on the pocketbook in the longer run. Therefore, if you were conspiring to skip the appointment just so that you can eliminate the extra costs, this article is for you.
Take a look and we are positive that by the time you are done reading, you will book an appointment with your dentist at the earliest.
Detect Signs of Oral Cancer
Oral cancer like most cancers is very hard to diagnose. It is usually diagnosed once it has metastasized. However, it can be prevented and stopped from spreading. This is possible with early detection which makes regular dental checkup a must for everyone. Statistics reveal that every hour, 1 person in America expires due to oral cancer (24 people in a day). The chances of spreading of oral cancer can be lowered as much as by 90% with regular checkups.
Prevent Gum Diseases
Plaque and tarter not only result in the decaying of the tooth, they also erode the gum’s sensitive tissues over time. This leads to an infection of the gums known as gingivitis. As the infection progress, the gum completely detaches itself from the tooth, causing the tooth to fall out. Furthermore, the swelling, bleeding, soreness and excruciating pain are all its invitees.
All that one needs to do in order to avoid this is to go for regular dental checkups and have the issue addressed before it gets out of hand.
Did you know that multiple studies reveal a connection between gum diseases and heart attacks and strokes? Albeit, there still needs to be concrete proof of it, if it were true, the importance of regular checkup and dental cleaning can’t be stressed enough.
Gives You a Confident Smile
Stains from drinking coffee/tea or smoking can leave one’s teeth looking yellow or grayish. This discoloration often becomes the reason for isolation among teenagers. They feel less confident and open to communication as they fear they might be judged on their unhygienic practices. A trip to the nearest dentist regularly can prevent this from happening.
Prevents Bad Breath
Similar to discoloration of teeth, bad breath too, is an instant turn off. Bad breath is an indicator or gum disease or poor cleaning of the teeth. When the food remains stuck between the teeth, it begins to rot and causes the mouth to smell bad. When one goes for a regular dental checkup, the dentist will dispose of any such food particles and also suggest practices to stop it from happening in the future.
Prevents Tooth Loss
No one would like to have their teeth fall out, become hollow or ache. However, when cavities are offered a ground base in between the teeth, the bacteria starts to rip off good calcium from the teeth. This results in the decay of the tooth. When left untreated for long, the tooth becomes so weak that there remains no option but to extract it out.
However, if the dentist is visited on a regular basis, any such teeth in need of some repairing will be spotted and repaired in a timely manner, preventing the chances of a tooth loss. Again, the dentist will recommend practices that will help prevent the buildup of cavities in the first place.