There are very few regular medical check-ups that give us shivers more than a visit to the dentist. Maybe it’s because we typically go see one when the pain is unbearable or because having someone work in our mouths is not the most comfortable thing in the world – no matter the reason, many people miss out on the amazing benefits that come with specialized dental care.
If you are one of them, know that you can rewrite your relationship with your dentist. Getting regular check-ups instead of only visiting for emergencies will improve not only the health of your teeth and gums but also your mood during the visit.
If you’re not so sure why you should visit if there’s no emergency, here are 5 benefits to keep in mind:
1. Healthier Teeth
That small spot on your tooth that you think it’s a coffee stain? It can be a lateral cavity making its way through your tooth. You can’t feel it now, but in the next couple of months, it may make you sensitive to hot or cold beverages – and you’re only going to learn that through pain. Or it could be just a coffee stain. A dentist can clearly see the difference between the two and prevent the first scenario from happening.
2. Healthier Gums
Although we mostly associate dentists with teeth, they also take care of the gums and the entire oral cavity as a whole. They check for gum infections, abnormalities and even signs of oral cancer, which can be successfully removed if detected early. Additionally, a dentist can also strengthen your gums, which in turn will lead to stronger teeth.
3. Protection Against Plaque and Tartar
Plaque and Tartar build up over time and they only start hurting when they’ve done damage to the teeth and gums. To remove them at this point involves even more pain, especially if you need additional interventions to the teeth as well. All this can be avoided with regular pain-free visits to the dentist.
4. Early Detection of Serious Illness
According to Chetan from Sheffield dentist Mola Dental “Seeing a dentist every 6 months will help you detect any serious problem that can put a strain on your life. “
Teeth loss is not only painful on a physical level, it can also affect your self-image and the way you perceive yourself. Oral cancer, benign tumours or other in-depth abnormalities can also be detected early and treated properly so that they do not turn into a life-threatening issue.
5. Overall Wellbeing
Few people are aware of it but the health of the oral cavity has a great impact on your overall health. Poor oral health can lead not only to an unpleasant breath, but also to cardiovascular or respiratory diseases, or even diabetes.
Time for an Appointment
While prevention may sound like a tedious activity, it can spare you a lot of physical pain and emotional strain. We recommend 6 monthly appointments to check on your overall oral hygiene.