Why You Should Visit the Dentist if You Haven’t Gone Recently
Your oral health is important for your confidence and your overall health. For this reason, you need to visit the dentist regularly. If you haven’t gone recently, you should visit so you can get your teeth cleaned, learn if you need braces, and find and prevent problems.
Get Your Teeth Cleaned
While brushing and flossing daily is important, it is probably not enough to keep your teeth as clean as they need to be. You need regular cleanings at the dentist to ensure that all the plaque and tartar buildup gets removed to prevent things like cavities and gum disease. Your dentist will clean and polish your teeth which you will then be responsible for maintaining until your next visit. While you are at the dentist you can get recommendations for brushing and flossing properly to ensure the cleanliness of your teeth in between your visits.
You Might Need Braces
While at your dental visit, you may get the recommendation that you need braces. You might need braces if you have misaligned teeth because they can be hard to clean, misalignment of the jaw or problems chewing. Your dentist may be able to do the braces or will refer you to an orthodontist. When you do get braces, you should know how to care for them. You will need to be extra careful to clean your teeth around the brackets. There are certain foods you should avoid while you have braces to protect your teeth. Your regular dental appointments will be even more important, so you get your teeth cleaned properly.
Find and Prevent Problems
Going to the dentist is important because they can spot problems in your mouth early to prevent a larger problem down the road. As part of your check-ups every six months you will have your mouth x-rayed. These x-rays will show problems beneath the surface in both your teeth and jawbone. Problems your dentist can spot are cavities, impacted teeth, damage to the jawbone, cysts, or tumors. Some of these problems can progress quickly which means a bi-annual visit to your dentist is crucial.
Visiting a dentist is just as important as visiting a doctor yearly for a checkup. Your regular checkups are great prevention for any problems. Your healthy mouth will also ensure your teeth and gums look healthy which will help you to increase your confidence.
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