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.