Visiting Your Dentist Should be Routine – Not only when there’s an emergency!
There are all sorts of things in normal lives that must be done on a daily, weekly, or mothy basis. Paying bills on time comes to mind, as does mowing your lawn, doing laundry, cleaning your house and getting your oil changed. Of course, there are countless other chores, obligations, and responsibilities.
These additional regularly required responsibilities include things like hygiene, exercise, and healthy eating. In other words, there are different categories of duties everyone must tend to in the course of their lives. We willingly (sometimes begrudgingly) accept this in order to create and sustain the quality of life we desire – in all aspects of our lives. This means that occasionally we have to do things we’d prefer not to do but we do them because we enjoy the reward.
If you agree with the above then it isn’t’ too much of a stretch to agree with this: Going to your dentist regularly – not just when you’re suffering from excruciating pain – is one of the responsibilities, chores, or obligations we need to do to maintain and enhance the quality of our lives – and the lives of our family members.
Why Are Routine Dental Appointments Necessary?
So, before you understand why you need to see your dentist regularly, you should know what is meant by regularly. Essentially, you should visit your dentist tow times within a twelve-month period; this translates to twice a year or every six months. If you adopt this routine, you will benefit from any oral health issues you have been identified early.
With that established, here are the main reasons you need to adhere to this plan.
Maintain a great smile. What kind of “smiler” are you? Do you smile wide and show all of your teeth, have you taught yourself to smile with lips tightly closed, or is your smile somewhere in between?
Have you ever noticed that those with nice teeth seem to smile wide with no reservation? That’s because they take care of their teeth and thy know the mantis of a glowing smile. If you smoke or drink coffee, red wine, or tea chance are your teeth are discolored. But, if you visit your dentist regularly, you can get your teeth whitened professionally and restore that youthful look which projects a bright and happy smile.
Be free of cavities. For adults, the most prevalent oral health problem is cavities. Hectic, far too full lives are certainly a culprit. But so is a diet heavy in sugar and other foods are known to be unhealthy. These are three factors that lead to the erosion of teeth. But, if you regularly visit your dentist, he or she will identify the cavities when they are small and relatively incidental. If they are neglected, they won’t go away, they will get worse.
Take care of your gums. Even though you and others don’t really see your gums, they need to be taken care of with the same diligence as you take care of your teeth. If your gums are neglected and become unhealthy, your teeth will follow suit. Gum disease, referred to as gingivitis, is quite common and, just like cavities, it’s best to have it identified and treated early.
For more information about dental health and dental visits, contact Paul Mansky Dental today! We are located in Troy, Michigan and can be reached at (248) 689-5508 and we hope to hear from you soon!