Why Should You Visit A Dentist Every Six Months?
Posted on August 9, 2017
Reasons to visit the dentist every six months:
Early diagnosis of tooth decay
The primary reason to visit your dentist regularly is to avoid dental issues such as dental cavities and gum problems. These issues may seem minor at first, but they can lead to more serious problems and even major dental concerns if they are not addressed early. So, regular visits can help you in the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions. Early treatment will save you both time and cost.
You probably work hard to remember to brush twice a day and to floss daily. Sometimes, that isn’t enough. A car needs gasoline and proper maintenance every 5000-1000 miles. Your mouth is much more complex and important than your car! For proper oral health and hygiene, you must brush and floss the correct way. Your dental hygienist or dentist can show you the proper way to brush. They are trained to help you brush and floss effectively to maintain your dental health. A healthy set of teeth is a crucial part of enhancing your appearance. Your maintenance visits will remove hard build-ups that cannot be removed with flossing and brushing at home.
Diagnosis of severe dental disease
The National Institutes of Health report that over 30,000 Americans suffer from oral cancer each year. Fortunately, early diagnosis of dental diseases such as oral cancer can help save your life. Your dentist will conduct an oral cancer screening during your regular six-month visit. Oral cancer is known to spread quickly, but can be easily countered if detected early. The risk of cancer is higher when you are a smoker, or if you chew tobacco.
Certain nutritional habits may lead to gum disease which can expose healthy teeth to tooth loss and other serious health ailments. Regular dental visits will allow the dentist to diagnose gum problems early on. Some gum issues can be reversed if caught early enough.
Ignoring dental problems allows them time to spread and become more serious. Proper care of your teeth and gums will keep them healthier your whole life. Consider scheduling an appointment with your dentist now. Recent medical studies have linked some major diseases to gum disease. Dental disease is suspected of contributing to heart disease, pancreatic cancer and stroke, just to name a few.
Regular maintenance is the key!
Visiting your dentist twice a year will help make your teeth healthy, but can also save you money and time in the long run.
Sunlight Dental Group