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26 Dec 2019

Importance and benefits of regular dental check-ups

Dental health is a significant part of the overall health of your body. Every day, your mouth encounters foreign particles coming inside your mouth through food and water. These particles may include bacteria, as well as allergens, which might cause infections or allergy in different parts of the mouth and regions surrounding them. Moreover, cavities, plaque, and tartar formation are common dental problems due to imperfect cleaning of the mouth.

Regular dental check-ups are needed and recommended every six months. Some people might skip dental check-ups due to monetary factors. But this may prove to be dangerous to your dental health in the long run. Here are a few points that will explain the importance and benefits of regular dental check-ups:

Early detection of dental problems:

Even though you use the best toothbrushes and flossers, they miss cleaning some smaller areas in the mouth. This results in gradual building up of plaque, which further solidifies and turns into tartar, which is too hard to be removed without the help of professionals. But if you get your oral health check-up done regularly, your dentist will detect the onset of plaque formation. Thus, you can get your teeth cleaned by professionals before the plaque becomes a problem for you.

Another major dental concern is cavities. You should not neglect the fact that cavities may be building up and worsening in your mouth. It’s essential to visit your dentist regularly to check for cavities. If they build-up, cavities eat up the tooth pulp causing further infections in the gums and oral cavity.

Regular dental cleaning:

Proper dental scaling of teeth is necessary to ensure that you do not develop dental problems. You have brushes to clean your teeth, but dentists have special instruments and chemicals that clean your mouth thoroughly eliminating germs, plaque or tartar behind. You should get dental cleaning done every six months when you go for your regular check-ups.

Examination of gums:

When the tarter reaches the region where teeth and gums meet, it starts eroding the gums. Gums are the sole support that holds the teeth in the mouth. The teeth lose their support if the gums erode, and eventually, infection can spread in the entire mouth, causing bleeding, ulcers, and severe pain. Over time, gum disease becomes more problematic and needs surgery for removal. But if you visit your dentist regularly, they can detect early stage gum disease and prevent its spread through cleaning or medication.

Oral cancer detection:

Oral cancer is asymptomatic in its earlier stage. You cannot recognize its signs and symptoms. But your dentist is trained to recognize the signs of the onset of oral cancer. If diagnosed early, oral cancer can be cured using medications. But if it spreads in the mouth, there is no option to treat it except surgery and painful chemotherapy. If the dentist observes a hint of oral cancer during the regular dental check-ups, he/she can detect and help diagnose it. If diagnosed with oral cancer, you can receive treatment in the early stage.

Keeping a watch on dental damage due to bad habits:

Many people have bad habits like chewing ice, biting nails, eating hard or sticky sweets, clenching the jawbones, smoking, brushing teeth with a hard brush, and drinking wine & coffee regularly. These habits may sometimes cause damage to the teeth and gums. Dentists also check to see if your mouth has undergone damage due to bad habits and can provide the appropriate dental treatment.

Checking the dental cavity for internal damage or infection:

Regular dental check-up occurs in two phases. The first phase includes external check-ups by the dentist using the magnifying lenses and other equipment, and the second phase includes an internal check-up of the dental cavity with the help of the X-rays detection technique. The X-ray of your dental cavity clearly shows the internal damages in your dental cavity, specifically those inside your teeth and under your gums. They also cover the jawbones. Thus, regular dental check-ups will let you know about any internal damage, which further helps you to remove the damage with suitable treatment. Moreover, it also checks for the damaged filling in your teeth, which is then treated by the dentist.

Preventive dental care:

Dentists conduct preventive care which includes treatments like tartar and plaque removal, scaling of teeth, antibiotic prophylaxis (for some patients), removing the cavities and filling the gaps, cleaning the gums and entire oral cavity, etc. The dentist knows the time when your dental cavity needs this treatment if you are visiting your dentist regularly for check-ups. This treatment prevents you from any dental problems for a longer time.

Thus, there are many benefits to regular dental check-ups. Moreover proper care of teeth will give you white, clean, and brighter teeth. This enhances your looks and increases your self-esteem. Never skip your regular dental check-ups, and avoid dental problems!

If you are concerned about your oral health or thinking of getting a regular dental check-up done, consult with the Tacoma Dental Group for a personalized experience, specific to your dental needs. Preserve your natural smile by selecting the best dental solutions. For more information about impacted wisdom teeth and the problems, consult our team of professionals.

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