What do you see when you look in the mirror and smile? Hilldale Dental wants your reflection to reveal healthy teeth as part of a happy smile you’ll want to show off for years to come. But if you don’t see your dentist — or any dentist — on a regular basis, your chance of keeping your real teeth for your entire lifetime diminishes drastically. And if you wait until you have serious pains associated with your teeth, you may be in real trouble. There are four simple reasons you should see your dentist regularly, and if you haven’t visited a dentist in awhile, consider scheduling an appointment now.
- Cleaning teeth: Most of us have tartar on our teeth and close to our gums, and it can harbor microorganisms which eventually impact your oral health. Your dentist will be able to professionally clean every trace of tartar away before it gets worse, along with removing any food remnants that could decay between your teeth.
- Controlling disease: A visit to the dentist can often be the first line of defense when it comes to preventing and controlling oral diseases. Your dentist will take notes about anything to keep an eye on, while knowing a chronic disease can show symptoms in your mouth, your gums or your teeth, before showing up anywhere else.
- Cavity filling: If tooth decay has caused a cavity, your dentist may place a filling as a solution to save your real tooth, while also relieving you of any possible pain. A variety of anesthetics can be used to dull any sensitivity, and should no longer mean fear is keeping you away from your dentist.
- Correct alignment: An overlap, or bad bite, isn’t only tough on your natural teeth, but it can also cause pain in your jaw. Though many of us may have grown up with an overlap, it doesn’t have to stay that way. Your dentist can help you find the right corrective measures to give you a better bite, and a better chance at keeping your real teeth.
You should consider your dentist a regular partner in the prevention of any oral health problems. It may help you show off your stunning smile, and real teeth, for the rest of your life.