Visiting the dentist may not be the most thrilling or exciting way to spend an afternoon, but it is very, very important. We have mentioned many a time how skipping appointments can damage your overall oral health, but today we wanted to go more in-depth into the reasons why regular visits are so essential.
1. They Nip Potential Oral Care Issues In The Bud
The earlier you can catch any disease or problem, the better. By NOT showing up to (or even scheduling) dental appointments every six months, you risk letting infections fester/cavities worsen/other icky things develop. You are also indirectly delaying treatment of oral health woes, which may hinder or lessen their effectiveness.
2. They Keep You Aware Of What Is Going On In Your Mouth
This sounds ridiculous, but it’s true. Your dentist clue you in to what’s happening with your smile, teeth, gums and tongue throughout the year. Plus, you will most likely start keeping tabs on your oral health, as you will be encouraged to reveal concerns and questions during your appointments.
3. They Will Keep Your Teeth In Tip-Top Shape
Cleanings and as-needed dental treatments will ensure that your pearly whites are thriving. When coupled with at-home habits—you know, like flossing twice a day, limiting sugar intake and brushing often—you are setting yourself for life-long oral care excellence.
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