You use your teeth every day to smile, speak, bite, and chew–but how often do you think about your dental health?
Your teeth are a critical component to everyday life and keeping them healthy is often as simple as brushing and flossing twice a day and visiting your dental professional for a routine cleaning as often as they recommend (usually every 6 months on average). With the hustle and bustle of daily life, it is easy for these appointments to get set aside unless a dental problem arises. But, if you wait until there is a problem, you already risk scheduling your visit too late.
The following are three benefits of routine dental maintenance:
1. Catch Dental Problems Early
When you visit a dental hygienist for a routine cleaning, they are doing more than just cleaning your teeth. During these visits, your dentist can detect any early signs of dental concerns, such as fractures, broken dental fillings or early signs of oral cancer or gum disease. Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss, but when caught in the earliest stages, its effects are completely reversible. This saves you the time-consuming struggle of additional appointments, which can quickly become expensive.
2. Save Time and Money
When you schedule your routine dental maintenance, you are giving your dentist the opportunity to not only catch these problems early, but stop them as well. As disease progresses, fillings break or fractures become cracks and you are suddenly looking at a list of expensive dental procedures that will cost a lot more in terms of time and money than routine appointments ever will.
3. Keep Your Smile Healthy Long-Term
By having your dentist fix small dental problems as they arise, instead of waiting for a larger repair when you have no other options, your dental care will be time effective, virtually painless, and much less expensive. Fixing these small dental problems also elongates the life of tooth restorations so you can invest in more long-term dental solutions. If any teeth become diseased or damaged, early treatment can save them and the health of your entire smile. The longer dental problems are allowed to persist, the more at risk you are of losing teeth when repair is no longer possible.
Keep Your Smile Healthy for a Lifetime
If you have recently experienced dental trauma or have not scheduled a routine dental appointment in a while, time is of the essence. By maintaining a regular relationship with your dentist, you can save yourself time and money and ensure that your dental visits stay comfortable and convenient. If you have a dental concern or need to schedule a routine appointment, call us today.