Dentists assist you with your oral health. If you have never been to a dentist and are reading this, then you need to make an appointment right away. Your teeth need proper care every 6 months from a dentist in order to ensure that your teeth are in good order. This is a time that they normally clean your teeth and take some x-rays. They will look around in your mouth to see how things are and let you know if they find anything alarming.
While going to the dentist can be a little daunting for some, it is important. Your oral health will not simply just affect your teeth and the looks of your teeth but also your overall health. Bad plaque and gum disease can affect many other parts of the body and also are a constant infection that the body is trying to fight off. Dentists prevent gum disease and assist you with the look of your smile.
While you clean your teeth with a toothbrush daily, even the recommended twice daily, you still need professional teeth cleanings to scrape any plaque build-up that you might have missed. They will check your teeth for any breakage or cavities as well.
Some people have their gums receding. Periodontal disease is caused by a build-up of plaque on the teeth that gets infected. It has four stages that start out fairly mild and go from there. As it progresses it cannot be completely healed. However, in the early stages, it is considered gingivitis and that can be reversed with proper brushing and flossing. This is something that you dentist can help you with as well.
Crowns and Root Canals
Crowns and root canals are other areas that dentists work in. Sometimes cavities get so bad that it affects the root of the tooth. The root could be infected but usually, this is very painful. They will drill down and remove the root. This will then mean that the tooth will not get nutrients without a root and can start to get brittle. Because of this, they typically will put a crown or cap over the tooth. This helps protect it from cracking and breaking off.
If you don’t brush properly or have a diet that is full of sugar, then you will most likely have cavities at some point. This typically happens from bacteria in plaque that is eating away at your enamel and breaking down the tooth. To fix this issue, the tooth will need to be drilled out and filled. Many times they will numb the area to ensure that this is done with the least amount of pain possible. However, you don’t want to leave cavities to go for too long or it will start to attack the root and then the tooth will need a root canal or pulled.
At times our teeth are too far gone for a simple filling. Root canals can be a bit costly in comparison to having the tooth pulled. Dentists can assist with pulling teeth.
We have all heard that it is what is recommended by the American dental association. However, there are reasons for their recommendations. People need to see the dentist to ensure that their oral health is up to par. Yes, you brush your teeth regularly, floss, and use mouthwash at home but there is nothing compared to professional cleaning.
Most people leave the dentist after a professional cleaning to feel more fresh and clean. However, there are other reason for visiting the dentist as well
1-Improve your smile
Your smile is the first thing people notice when they meet you. Our smiles carry a lot of weight on our self-confidence. If you are not happy with your smile, then you will have low self-esteem. Gum Disease, rotting teeth, and missing teeth can all be a part of a bad-looking smile. These things happen if you don’t see your dentist on a regular basis. Missing proper cleaning can lead to missing or damaged teeth.
2-Save money in the future
While a preventative visit does cost money, it is far less costly than getting your teeth taken care of. If you have insurance, quite often they will cover cleanings 100%. However, if you do or don’t have insurance, it is almost always more costly to deal with damaged/rotting teeth than it is to do the preventative care that is recommended.
3- Stop Gum Disease
Gum Disease is no joke. It can not only affect the look of your smile and breathe but can also affect your overall health. Oral health is actually linked to many other health issues such as heart disease, diabetic problems, and overall health issues. It is important that you care for your mouth and your oral health to ensure that you are overall healthy.
Plaque can eat away at your tooth’s enamel and cause cavities. If these cavities are left untreated you will have further damage to the tooth which will lead to the need for a root canal or pulling. You may think you are doing a great job at brushing, but a professional cleaning takes it to the next level. Plaque builds up where you are missing with your toothbrush. Your dental hygienist should be able to show you the troubled areas so that you can improve on them in the future.
5-Prevention of Tooth Decay
Preventing tooth decay is the number one reason you should see a dentist. It helps you keep Plaque and gum disease at bay and have a healthy smile. Our smiles are very important to us, and our oral health is directly tied to our overall health. Seeing your dentist allows an expert to go over your teeth and ensure that you have everything taken care of. Early detection of a cavity helps with the overall means of taking care of it. The earlier the better and the less costly.
If your health is important to you. Or if your looks are important to you, then you should see your dentist every 6 months for proper cleaning and check-up.