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  • Writer's pictureSonali Mallick


Many adults wait until they have a problem before visiting their dentists. In addition to brushing and flossing your teeth regularly, dental visits are also an important measure to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Remember: “Prevention is often better than cure”

There are many things a dentist can spot during a dental check-up such as weakening older fillings, early signs of gum (periodontal) disease, periodontal disease, gum recessions, tooth and root surface decay, and many other oral problems that can affect your general health.

Regularly visiting your dentist can help you:

1. Avoid unnecessary fillings

Sometimes, even the most diligent brushers and flossers can fall victim to cavities. Your dentist will check all your teeth for tooth decay, wear and cracking. Regular dental visits will mean your dentist can diagnose and prevent problems early, hopefully before they lead to fillings.

2. Prevent gum disease

Gum disease is a lot more prevalent than you might think it is. See blood in the sink after you brush? That’s not normal! You should visit your dentist at the first sign of gum disease, but regular checkups could actually help prevent it in the first place.

3. Have a proper clean mouth

A professional scale and clean by your dentist is an important as it helps remove stubborn hard to remove plaque that can lead to tooth decay.

4. Spot oral cancer early

Oral cancer is an issue that affects countless people (especially current and former tobacco users), and the only way to be sure it’s not affecting you is to visit your dentist. Your family dentist is highly trained to look for early signs of oral cancer, which fortunately is easily treated in its earliest stages. Why risk missing out on a potentially life saving diagnosis?

5. Change your diet

Your dentist can also educate you on foods and drinks that may increase your risk of tooth decay as some foods such as sugar candies can affect the acid levels in your mouth which may lead to tooth decay.

2. Cosmetic issue

Cosmetic dentistry is just as important as general dentistry, if only for slightly different reasons. If you have issues with your bite or the spacing of your teeth, seeing a cosmetic dentist is important. These things, while primarily cosmetic, can actually have an impact on your oral health. In addition, take a look in the mirror and look for signs of yellow teeth. Your teeth may have acquired color so slowly you never noticed the change, but other people certainly will!

“Rather than holding off until something is wrong, it’s important to visit your dentist regularly.

Whether you’re young or old, seeing your dentist is important. You might just be bleeding because you didn’t floss, but it’s important that you consult your dentist for appropriate diagnosis and advice.

Don’t wait any longer to make a dentist appointment; do it today.

Let us help you prevent oral disease.

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