More than just a check up!!
Have you ever wondered why your dentist recommends you come back every six months? Its because regular dental visits are essential for the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums. It’s also important that you work at home to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy.
What happens during a regular visit?
Checking your teeth for tooth decay is just one part of a thorough dental examination. During your check up your dentist will evaluate the health of your gums, perform a head and neck examination (to look for anything out of the ordinary) and examine your mouth for any indications of oral cancer, diabetes or vitamin deficiencies. Your dentist may also examine your face, bite saliva and movement of your lower jaw joints (TMJs)
Dentists and dental professionals are not only concerned with fixing teeth. They professionally clean your teeth, aim to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy and check for abnormalities that may otherwise go unnoticed and could be a sign of larger health issues.
Skipping dental appointments may not seem like a big deal, but oral issues can develop and progress extremely quickly whether or not you notice it.
So…..By keeping on top of your dental cleaning and check ups you’re doing yourself a big favour in the long run!