When it comes to your dental health, the well-known adage that prevention is better than cure cannot be more relevant. It truly is easier to treat cavities early with regular dental appointments than to attempt to repair tooth loss.
An annual dental check-up can often be near the end of many people’s to-do lists. And in worst-cases, it gets delayed only until patients experience unbearable pain and need to go to the ER.
In order to maintain healthy teeth and gums throughout your life, it’s truly in your best interest to get to your dentist at least every six months. Mere daily brushing and flossing won’t reveal the root of any possible underlying diseases or problems.
These problems include tooth decay, gum diseases, damage to jawbones, impacted teeth, and abscesses.
During the check-up, your dentist will clean your teeth to remove any plaque and cavities. They will also check for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental health problems. If caught early, diseases can be treated.
Your dentist might also recommend X-rays that can diagnose other problems otherwise unnoticed like decay between the teeth.
Factors like your age, current oral health, oral disease symptoms, and history of gum diseases, will affect how often you get dental X-rays.
Ultimately, good daily oral health and regular dental appointments will help you protect those pearly whites for much longer.
If you’d like to get started, feel free to book your appointment with us or chat to us about your dental goals and challenges.