We understand that going to the dentist for a dental checkup is not something you enjoy doing, but it is one of the most important dates to remember. If you continue to miss your scheduled dental appointment, you must consider all of the significant risks that come with it. If you're wondering why you should go to your regular dental checkups, we've got something for you to consider.
Here are some of the most important reasons why regular dental checkups are essential for maintaining optimal oral health:
1. Keep plaque, tartar, and cavities at bay in the mouth.
No matter how frequently and diligently you brush your teeth, some areas of the mouth may be missed by regular brushing and flossing. These areas can be ideal for plaque and bacteria to accumulate. These plaques can harden into tartar over time, making removal more difficult without professional assistance. Regular dental cleaning, which is typically included in regular checkups, can help remove these tartars, preventing them from becoming eroded or developing cavities.
2. Prevent the development of gum disease.
Plaque and tartar buildup not only causes tooth decay, but can also harm the gum tissues in the mouth. This condition develops when tartar buildup causes an infection where the gum meets the tooth, causing the gums to pull away from the tooth. This infection is known as gingivitis, and as it progresses, the tissue that connects the gums to the teeth breaks down, causing the teeth to loosen or fall out. To prevent these things from happening, regular dental checkups and cleanings are critical in detecting and treating gum disease problems as early as possible.
3. Oral cancer detection at an early stage
Oral cancer is a deadly disease that can manifest in a variety of ways. Oral cancer is frequently misdiagnosed due to a lack of awareness of the early signs and symptoms, and it can spread quickly, putting your life at risk. Fortunately, oral cancer can be detected and treated in its early stages. Attending your scheduled dental checkups gives you a chance at life because our dentists are highly trained in detecting oral cancer in its early stages, which is critical to successfully treating it.
4. Determine the source of the problem
Having your mouth x-rayed is an important part of your regular dental checkup. An x-ray image allows us to see what's going on beneath the surfaces of your mouth and diagnose problems that aren't visible to the naked eye and have few to no symptoms.
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