Why Visits Are Important
Most of us get annual checkup reminders, yet tend to ignore and only visit the dentist when they feel something is wrong or hurts. Going to the dentist isn’t exactly fun, but is a necessary part of maintaining strong, healthy teeth. If you are thinking of skipping your dental checkup here are some great reasons to visit a dentist:
Annual Visits = Good Oral Hygiene
Did you know that annual checkups and cleanings are just as important as brushing and flossing daily? The American Dental Association recommends getting an exam and cleaning every year to make sure that your teeth and gums are healthy.
Catch Problems Early
Even if you brush and floss daily, you may still end up with cavities or other dental problems. Maybe you are genetically predisposed to dental problems, or have a systemic condition causing your gums and teeth to be more vulnerable.
Reverse Gum Disease
Gum disease is very common in dentistry. But, fortunately, it can be reversed if caught early. Going to your dentist for a regular checkup and cleaning can help catch gingivitis early.
Avoid Tooth Decay & Infections
Small cavities don’t immediately cause pain and may be discovered during a dental checkup. By the time a cavity becomes painful, it has severely damaged your tooth and is likely infected.
People tend to get their wisdom teeth in their early twenties, but they may come in as late as 25. If you have a smaller mouth, your new wisdom teeth can misalignment as they grow in or cause a variety of other problems. A dentist can help ensure that your wisdom teeth come in correctly or create a plan to remove them.