Four of the Many Benefits You Can Enjoy by Visiting the Dentist on a Regular Basis
We cannot stress enough how important it is to get regular cleanings and preventions for your teeth and gums. Today we are going to share four of the many benefits you will receive by working with a dentist regularly. Read them and then contact California Dental Group at (800) 407-0161 to make an appointment with a local dentist.
- We Can Get Rid of Plaque and Tartar
- We Can Assess the Condition of Your Gums
- We Can Help Prevent Any Decay from Spreading
- We Can Catch Any Dental Issue Early
During your dental cleaning, we will get rid of plaque and tartar that has built up on your teeth. Plaque is a film that builds up over time and is caused by bacteria that was not removed when you were brushing. Even with the best brushing technique, it can be impossible to get rid of all bacteria – especially at the gumline.
If plaque is not successfully removed, it hardens and turns into tartar as time goes on. Only your dentist can remove tartar because special tools are needed. Getting rid of both plaque and tartar are important in preventing decay and protecting yourself from gum disease.
The health of your gums is important not just for your oral health but for your overall health. Gingivitis, the mildest form of gum disease, is fairly common and is typically easy to treat. However, if it is not treated, and it progresses to the more serious form of periodontitis, you could experience unpleasant side effects, including excruciating pain, infections, and you could even lose your tooth. Visiting your dentist on a regular basis helps prevent these issues from ever becoming an issue.
If you do experience decay, the best thing to do is to treat it right away. Not doing so can allow it to spread and create a much larger problem for you. Decay can potentially eat away at your teeth, causing infection, pain, and even tooth loss. When you visit the dentist regularly, we can spot the decay, treat it, and keep it from spreading.
This benefit really sums up all the benefits: when we catch something early, we can generally treat it more effectively, less invasively, and more affordably. There is a cost involved in going to the dentist for your regular checkups, but the benefits can be much greater when you avoid costly dental procedures that are prevented by visiting the dentist regularly.
If you are ready for a checkup, we invite you to contact California Dental Group at (800) 407-0161 now to set up an appointment.