Regular Dental Check’s: Why They are Important
It’s important to have regular dental checks to ensure the overall health of your teeth and gums. Your dentist will have a chat with you asking about your oral health and if you have had any issues or troubles that you are aware of.
During the dental examination, your dentist will conduct a thorough check of your oral health, including teeth, gums, tongue, neck, jaw, tonsils and more. X-rays may also be used to assess the overall condition of your teeth and detect any underlying issues that are not visible.
Did you know? An oral exam can detect early signs of health issues such as oral cancer, diabetes, heart disease and more. Your dentist will remove plaque and tartar build-up, and often will polish your teeth and may provide a fluoride treatment.
It is understandable that visiting a dentist regularly (we recommend every 6 months), isn’t always at the top of the most enjoyable activity of choice, however, it is crucial to your oral and overall health. By having regular dental checks, you are able to help prevent more sinister and costly dental work that may arise in the future by adopting a proactive mindset to your health.
These are the top 10 reasons why it’s important to have a regular dental check:
- Oral Cancer Detection
- Plaque and tartar removal
- Cavity prevention and/or management
- Gum disease prevention and/or management
- X-rays to check for underlying issues
- Stop tooth loss
- Enhance your smile
- Improve your overall health
- Boost your confidence
- Save money through preventative practice
You can see that there are several benefits to having regular dental checks. By being consistent with your visits to the dentist, you become more empowered and confident with each appointment, you are caring for your teeth in the best possible way which in turns creates a positive impact on your overall quality of health to live a healthier and happier life.
We look forward to caring for you and your health at Withcott Dental.