4 Important Reasons to See Your Dentist Regularly
Did you know that 47.2% of adults over 30 have some form of periodontal disease? It could simply be a result of aging, but more often than not, it’s an issue of not seeing the dentist on a regular basis.
But periodontal disease isn’t the only reason you should be investing in regular dentistry appointments. If you can’t remember the last time you scheduled a general dentistry appointment, here are a few more good reasons to invest time and money into routine dental care.
Oral Cancer Detection
Oral cancer is an issue that affects countless people (especially current and former tobacco users), and the only way to be sure it’s not affecting you is to visit your dentist. Your family dentist is highly trained to look for early signs of oral cancer, which fortunately is easily treated in its earliest stages. Why risk missing out on a potentially life saving diagnosis?
Cavity Prevention and Treatment
Sometimes, even the most diligent brushers and flossers can fall victim to cavities. The best way to prevent these nasty and painful issues is to visit your dentist for regular cleanings. In addition, dental inspections can spot cavities early on, but only if you’re visiting your dentist on the regular.
Gum disease is a lot more prevalent than you might think it is. See blood in the sink after you brush? That’s not normal! You should of course visit your general dentistry practice at the first sign of gum disease, but regular checkups could actually help prevent it in the first place.
Cosmetic dentistry is just as important as general dentistry, if only for slightly different reasons. If you have issues with your bite or the spacing of your teeth, seeing a cosmetic dentist is important. These things, while primarily cosmetic, can actually have an impact on your oral health. In addition, take a look in the mirror and look for signs of yellow teeth. Your teeth may have acquired color so slowly you never noticed the change, but other people certainly will!
Whether you’re five years old or 50, seeing your dentist is important for all of the reasons listed above and so many more. You might just be bleeding because you didn’t floss, but it’s important that you consult your dentist anyway.
Don’t wait any longer to make a dentist appointment; do it today.