Keeping your teeth and gums healthy entails more than brushing and flossing. Regular dental health reviews and professional cleaning play an important part in oral healthcare and your overall wellbeing.
There was a time when many dentists concentrated on fixing problems instead of preventing them. Those days are long gone, and modern dentistry places a strong emphasis on preventative dental care, including regular examinations and cleaning.
Here are some reasons why regular dental health reviews are so important:
1. Early Detection of Dental Problems
Your dentist can detect issues you may be unaware of. Many dental issues – including gum disease, cavities and oral cancer – don’t cause pain or become visible until they are in advanced stages.
2. Increase Your Self-Esteem
Your smile can say a lot about you and performs an important role in creating a good impression as you interact with other people. Regular dental visits will not only help to keep your teeth and gums healthy but give you the confidence to show off your winning smile.
3. Set a Good Example for Your Kids
Research suggests that parents can unknowingly pass on dental anxieties to their children, and that if you show a negative attitude towards visiting the dentist, your kids will react in the same way. Maintaining a routine of regular dental visits will set a good example by showing your child that this is a normal part of oral healthcare.
4. Help with Sleep Problems
Your dentist can provide a customized mouth guard to open up your airways and eliminate snoring & teeth grinding.
5. Prevent Bad Breath
Bad breath (halitosis) can be caused by poor oral hygiene, gum disease or particles of food lodged in hard-to-reach places. Regular check-ups and professional teeth cleaning are the best way to prevent this problem.
6. Avoid Tooth Loss
Advanced periodontitis can result in the destruction of bone that supports the teeth as plaque eats further into the roots of the teeth. A thorough cleaning during your regular dental visit, plus a good routine of brushing and flossing at home, will go a long way in keeping your teeth healthy.
7. Maintain Overall Wellbeing
Oral health is linked to your overall health. Besides cancer, poor dental hygiene can result in issues such as diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis.
8. Financial Benefits
Preventive dentistry is far less expensive than restorative treatment.
Schedule your oral health review with us today and maintain that winning smile!