Are Routine Dental Appointments Important?
Regular dental visits will improve your oral health and overall health.
By: Webster Dental - Downers Grove
Tooth Decay and Gum Disease
Going to your scheduled dental appointments can help your dentist catch tooth decay and gum disease before it becomes a real problem for your oral health. A cavity, or tooth decay, occurs when there is an excess buildup of plaque on your tooth causing the tooth to decay. Your dentist will clean a little extra to prevent cavities from forming.
Visiting your dentist for regular checkups, allows him or her to also catch any signs of gingivitis before it turns into gum disease. When you have gum disease, the gums begin to separate from the teeth, forming pockets that become infected with plaque, tartar, and bacteria.
Deep Teeth Cleaning
Even though you brush and floss your teeth daily, chances are there is still some plaque or tartar buildup on some of the teeth. Your dental hygienist will thoroughly clean your teeth to make sure all the buildup is removed.
Underlying Dental and Health Issues
Part of your routine dental visit may include your dental hygienist taking X-rays of your teeth and jaw. This helps your dentist catch anything that may be going on below the surface of your mouth. Without regular X-rays, there may be underlying dental issues that go unnoticed until symptoms occur.
Your Overall Health
If you are experiencing a dental-related symptom, it could be related to something else going on in your body. Recent studies have linked gum disease to cardiovascular-
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