It is common knowledge that many people don’t like going to the dentist, but waiting until you feel pain may be a bad idea. We all make time to clean out our homes, cars, garages, and closets twice a year. Your oral health should be part of your “to-do” list as well.
Maintaining regular appointments is essential
Routine examinations and cleanings are essential to maintaining optimal oral health. Regular dental visits are your best defense against tooth decay, periodontal disease, and oral cancer. Identifying and treating an oral infection as early as possible will have a positive effect and will make the treatment procedure less invasive. You should see your dentist regularly, twice a year. It is vital to your oral health to have your teeth cleaned and x-rayed to determine whether you have decay. It may be recommended that you get a fluoride treatment to help remineralize tooth enamel and prevent decay. Be sure to schedule an appointment with our dental office so we can help maintain your oral health.
Do you have a fear of dentists?
Many people are apprehensive about going to the dentist. In a study conducted in conjunction with the American Dental Association, the HDI institute identified several of these reasons for delaying dental treatment: anxiety, low perception of need, cost, and time. We could, however, be allowing more severe issues to develop if we allow these problems to keep us from seeking dental care.
Conditions that require a trip to the dentist.
The American Dental Association recommends cleanings and exams twice a year. You should also schedule an appointment if you suffer from any of the following conditions:
- You’re experiencing facial, tooth, or mouth pain.
- Injuries to the mouth, teeth, or face.
- You have a condition that increases your risk of poor oral health, such as diabetes.
- You are expecting.
- Jaw pain or stiffness in the jaw.
- Bleeding, swollen, or red gums.
- Recent dental work, such as fillings, crowns, implants, or root canals,
- Having difficulty eating or drinking due to pain or discomfort is a sign.
- Dry mouth that persists.
- The use of tobacco or smoking.
- Mouth sores that do not heal.
- You are concerned about your dental hygiene, or you have questions about it.
Maintaining good oral health is essential to your overall well-being. Problems with your teeth and gums can lead to serious health issues.
Our dentist can assist you in maintaining optimum oral health. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us.
Resources: American Dental Association