It’s important for your overall oral health that you visit your dentist regularly, whether it’s for treatment or dental check-up. This helps maintain good health for your teeth and gums, as well as preventing potential problems.
During your dental check-ups, your dentist will professionally check your overall oral health for any concerning areas. During the cleaning process, your dentist will remove any build-up of plaque or tartar remnants. Plaque is a sticky clear layer of bacteria and if not removed can harden and become tartar, however you cannot remove tartar by just brushing and flossing; by not regularly visiting your dental practice, this can cause oral diseases which severe cases resulting in tooth loss.
If you’re a smoker then it is imperative you visit your dentist more often than a non-smoker, this is because smoking impacts your oral health as well as your overall health. Oral damage can often be found due to this habit such as;
- Oral Cancer Detection and other soft tissue diseases
- Gum Disease
- Dental caries and cavities
- Tooth wear due to grinding
Other bad habits like chewing ice, biting your nails, clenching your jaw, grinding your teeth, eating hard boiled sweets, brushing your teeth too hard, drinking coffee or red wine also have bad affects on your oral health.
Dentists do a lot of medical training during their time at University. They are trained to spot signs and symptoms of other diseases and health ailments. Recently we have helped patients who were previously undiagnosed diabetics and anaemic sufferers.
Missing your dental appointments may not seem like a big deal, but oral problems can develop and progress extremely quickly whether you notice it or not. By keeping on top of your dental cleanings and dental check-ups you’ll be doing yourself a favour. It’s recommended you should visit your dentist at least twice a year.
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