Benefits of Routine Dental Check-Ups
Even with voicemail, postcards and e-reminders, some of us still do not make it in for regular check ups with our dentists! These friendly reminders exist to encourage patients to take their oral health seriously and make their teeth a priority. The benefits of your six monthly dental check ups are almost endless, as your teeth have an effect on your whole body—from your appearance to your health!
If you wait until you are experiencing dental pain to go visit your dentist, you are putting yourself at risk for a number of inconvenient consequences! First, the pain you experience could last for days—even weeks—and toothaches, as we all know, are one of the most uncomfortable types of pain. Second, waiting until you are in pain could mean that a cavity has grown and become worse—even requiring a root canal! With regular check ups at the dentist, this whole situation can be avoided, as your dentist will preform cleanings and cavity checks.
While your dentist is examining and cleaning your teeth, he or she will also be looking for signs of oral complications or disease. Often you may not know that a problem even exists until a dentist detects the disease. Neglecting teeth cleaning lets the condition or disease develop, which can become time-consuming, costly, and precarious. If a condition is detected early, you and your Preston dentist can plan the required treatment.
Healthier Teeth & Gums
Just as it’s imperative to brush your teeth twice daily to keep your teeth and gums healthy, it’s also crucial to make regular dental visits. Studies show that those who have regular routine hygienist visits are more likely to have healthier bones and gums. During a cleaning, your hygienist uses special tools to eliminate all the plaque that you may not be able to remove with a toothbrush.
Overall General Health Benefits
Maintaining your teeth and gums with regular check-ups and hygienist visits is not only beneficial for your oral health, but also your entire body’s general health. Several recent researches show that poor oral health can have a systemic effect on your cardiovascular and general well-being.
Oral diseases can also negatively affect your chewing and digestion system, which can lead to digestive problems. Regular visits protect you from the health problems that can affect your overall physical condition.
Open Discussion and Opportunities
Visiting our cosmetic dentists, Dr. Kaviani or Dr. Tehranian allows you to have an open and honest discussion about your oral health. A dental check-up is your opportunity to express your concerns and ask questions about teeth whitening, crowns, dental implants, and other general and cosmetic dentistry services.
Your dentist may also recommend preventative care strategies to improve your dental habits. Having clean and beautiful teeth can improve your appearance and your confidence.