Eating the right diet and keeping your weight to the suggested average is no doubt good for your overall health, but this doesn’t necessarily apply to your teeth.
You may have great oral health habits but this doesn’t mean your teeth may not need any extra help. This is when visits by you and your family to the family dentist can help to keep your teeth in good condition and extend their life.
Plaque is the teeth’s worst enemy and needs removing
However good and diligent you and your family are at keeping up that twice daily floss and brush, there are those places you inevitably miss. These are usually between your teeth where the plaque and harmful bacteria quietly eat away. If these harmful products aren’t removed you may end up with small cavities forming which if they penetrate the teeth’s roots could become uncomfortably painful and in the end tooth extraction could be the only solution. Your family dentist can clean up dental plaque at your twice yearly visit giving your teeth a new lease of life.
Gum disease should be avoided
The most common cause of gum disease is when the plaque build-up on the gumline hardens and turns into tartar. This can cause debilitating gum disease when your gums become swollen and painful and may even bleed. Eventually your teeth could become infected leading to premature tooth loss. This could be avoided if you and your family stick to the twice yearly dental check-up routine where gum disease will be noticed early and treated. By doing this you will never have to call upon Emergency Dentists USAfor help.
Oral cancer can be detected early
If you smoke cigarettes you are at a higher risk of developing oral cancer but regular check-ups at your dentist can detect it early enough to treat. If you want to be sure you have no dental problems like unseen cysts or tumors, your dentist can take x-rays of your teeth to put your mind at ease. Dentists have extensive knowledge of any unusual activity seen in your mouth and teeth and will advise you what to do.
Your dentist has all the best answers
When it comes to caring for our teeth few do of us it that well and some of us even have bad habits. The easy answer to ensuring you care for your teeth is to pay regular trips to your dentist who will advise you on how to minimize any bad habits as well as telling you what the best ways are to keep your teeth healthy.
Many dentists will refer you to their dental hygienist who has the experience and skills to remove tartar and plaque which are unwanted guests freeloading off your teeth. If this is done twice yearly your teeth will have seen the best treatment there is available today for ensuring you keep a full set of teeth for as long as possible.
Deb Pearl says
That is great that a family dentist can clean up dental plaque twice, yearly. It would be really nice to make sure that my kids teeth stay clean from plaque. I wouldn’t want them to get a lot of cavities when they are this young.
Ellie Davis says
Getting my kids to brush their teeth daily is a difficult task. Because of this, I really appreciate that you point out that harmful bacteria can hide on the teeth and cause cavities. I would hate for my kids to suffer from these cavities so I want to find a family dentist near our new house as soon as possible. I’ll have to look into finding the right one for my entire family.
Ellie Davis says
Recently my family moved to a new area and we haven’t been able to see a dentist since the move. I really like your comment on the main cause of gum disease is the buildup of plaque on the gum line. This really makes me want to get my kids in to see a dentist. I’ll have to look into different family dentists in the area and find the best one for us.