Every child and adult should see a dentist regularly. A lot of what’s happening with our teeth and gums can’t be seen by the naked eye - and without the timely attention of an expert you risk developing long-term, expensive problems that require serious treatment. Problems that aren’t immediately noticeable include gum disease; cavities; calcium build-up; even oral cancer.
You may feel that so long as you brush your teeth and floss every day, you’re not at risk - but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Our dental health is largely hereditary, which means that some people tend to have healthy teeth no matter what they do - and vice versa. Most of the human population is somewhere in the middle, and can benefit massively from having a professional examine their teeth every few months. Here’s a few reasons why.
Seeing a Dentist Protects You
Seeing a dentist for professional teeth cleanings and complete check-ups is the best way to prevent problems from arising - and nipping them in the bud while they’re manageable and easy to fix. Remember: prevention is the best, and most affordable, kind of medicine. Knowing what’s going on with your teeth is the best way to protect yourself from serious dental problems.
General Dentistry Keeps Your Teeth Healthy
Seeing a dentist regularly for cleanings and check-ups means having healthy teeth and gums. However, you may still need dental help - and the sooner a problem is diagnosed, the easier it will be to fix with minimal work. For example, noticing a cavity early allows you to preserve as much of your natural tooth as possible, saving you from getting a filling or a crown. This is reason #2 to see a dentist regularly!
The Earlier You Fix Your Teeth, The Better
If you don’t have a doctor to clean, look after and treat your teeth regularly, you risk seeing your problems get worse. Plaques can turn into cavities; cavities can become unmanageable and result in the complete removal of a tooth; even oral cancer as a result of unchecked dental plaque. All in all, it’s better to get things under control earlier rather than later.
Fortunately, our clinic offers a full range of general dentistry services, from professional teeth cleanings to complete checkups to inlays, onlays, crowns and bridges. To find out more or speak to one of our dental providers call us at (610) 458-5165 !