5 Reasons Regular Dental Checkups Are Important

Prevent Plaque Buildup, Tartar and Cavities

Most people are aware that dental checkups are important for this reason, but they are often unaware of the importance of being consistent. Plaque formation is a daily occurrence. While brushing and flossing help keep it at bay, there are some parts of your teeth that are not cleaned entirely. Hence, the help of a dental professional is required to do so.

Detecting Gum Infections and Diseases

Plaque doesn’t just build up on your teeth, they also get stuck inside your gum sockets. Poor oral hygiene and unhealthy diet are two common factors that lead to dangerous levels of plaque build up. A thorough scale and clean is also conducted as part of your dental checkup, effectively removing plaque from these hard-to-reach areas.

Checking For Hidden Problems

During a dental checkup, an X-ray is performed to rule out any complications that cannot be detected in an oral examination. Such complications include small cavities between teeth, cavities beneath existing tooth fillings, bone loss caused by periodontitis and abscessed teeth.

Save Yourself The Embarrassment

Stained teeth and bad breath give off an impression of poor oral hygiene habits, though most of us know that both of these are difficult to eradicate even with diligent brushing and flossing. The professional scaling and polishing performed during a dental checkup will help you maintain both fresh breath and a bright white smile.

Keep Your Health In Check

If you have not been aware that both your oral and general health have a direct relation, you are now. Oral health complications can progress into a myriad of diseases and health problems. Regular visits to the dentist prevent this harmful domino effect that poor oral health can have on your wellbeing.

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Aiden Dallas

Aiden Dallas

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As a freelance copywriter I love the flexibility of working anywhere across the globe and all the opportunities that come with it.