THE IMPORTANCE OF SEEING YOUR DENTIST REGULARLY
If you try to avoid going to the dentist’s office at all costs, you’re not alone. However, one of the best things you can do for your oral health is to schedule a regular appointment with your dentist. Not only will it be better for your overall health, but also probably your wallet!
Before you brush off going to the dentist, take a look at some of the most important reasons to visit your dentist regularly:
- Cleanings. Getting your teeth cleaned every six months will help take care of plaque and tartar build-up, preventing any major issues that could arise. Even if you are a great toothbrusher and flosser, remember that it’s still possible to miss tiny areas that you can’t see or get with a regular toothbrush. Dentists and dental hygienists will help clean those areas at your regular appointments, preventing you from…
- Cavities. Though there are many reasons that you can get cavities that have nothing to do with dental hygiene, one of the main reasons is plaque/tartar build-up, which erodes holes in your teeth. A regular dentist appointment means you will prevent these cavities or find these cavities early before things get worse.
- Gum Disease. The build-up of plaque and tartar can also lead to gum disease. Signs of gum disease are one of the biggest things dentists are looking for when you come in for your appointments. You’ll likely experience some symptoms from gum disease, such as swelling, bleeding, and soreness, and treatment will require more appointments, medications, and probably a lot of money! Your regular dentist appointments will help you avoid these expenses by finding signs of this early.
- Oral Cancer. Like gum disease, dentists will also examine you for oral cancer at your appointment. Signs of oral cancer are often not noticeable, meaning it can go undiagnosed without a visit to the dentist, leading to serious health issues that can potentially be life-threatening. Going to the dentist means your dentist can catch oral cancer early, which is extremely treatable in the early stages.
Trust Walden Square Dental to take care of your oral health! Our dedicated team of dentists and dental hygienists is highly trained to care for your teeth, providing various dental services to fit your needs. We believe that every dental visit should be welcoming and comfortable, and we work hard to earn your trust. Visit our website and send us a message or call us at 847-223-0110 to schedule an appointment today!