How Often Do You Visit the Dentist?
Hello, and welcome back to our blog! Here at American Dental Excellence, we are dedicated to providing the best dental services to residents of Westminster, Colorado. We are of the opinion that visiting your dentist regularly, at least two times a year, is not only the best way to make sure that your mouth is as healthy as possible, but is also a great way to make sure that your overall health is as well managed as possible. While it may be tempting to skip visits to the dentist’s office from time to time, we wanted to use today’s blog post to go over exactly why regular dental visits are an important part of maintaining one’s health. Continue reading below to learn more.
Don’t Let Your Smile Suffer
If you are anything like the average person, your smile is something that you want to take care of as much as possible. The appearance of a person’s teeth is often one of the first things that we notice when meeting someone for the first time and, almost universally, people want to make sure that their smile conveys a positive message instead of a negative one. Below, we have listed a few ways that visiting the dentist can help achieve this goal.
- Protect Your Smile: As we stated previously, a person’s smile says a lot about them. Because of this, it is important to take the precautionary steps that are necessary to ensure that your teeth are as healthy as possible. Visiting the dentist twice a year is the best way to make sure that tooth decay does not take hold and compromise the integrity of your teeth. Additionally, your dentist will be able to look for and treat any gum diseases symptoms that you may or may not have, greatly reducing the chance that tooth decay will set in.
- Look Better, Feel Better: When you go in for a general checkup, your dentist will not only make sure that your teeth and gums are healthy, they will also take the time to give your teeth a professional cleaning. While it is true that brushing and flossing on a regular basis goes a long way in making sure that your teeth are clean, nothing compares to the level of detail that a professional cleaning offers. The dentist will take the time to remove any and all plaque that has developed and will then polish your teeth as they look their best.
- Protect Your Health: Believe it or not, as many as 120 systemic diseases can be present in the mouth at any given time. If you are suffering from gum disease, this can lead to an increased risk of stroke and heart attack due to the fact that the bacteria in the mouth can easily make their way into the bloodstream through weakened, bleeding gums. By making regular visits to your dentist, they can help to treat any issues relating to the mouth that could impact your health in other areas of the body.
- Cancer Screening: One of the most important services that dentists perform is also one of the ones that gets the least attention. Oral cancer, if detected early, can often be treated and managed with little risk to the patient. However, if oral cancer is not caught in a timely manner, it can quickly develop into a life threatening condition. By visiting your dentist regularly, you could be taking the steps necessary to save your own life by catching oral cancer early.
Thank you for taking the time to read our short blog series on why regular visits to your dentist are in your best interest. If it has been a while since your last dental checkup or you are simply looking for a new dentist, please get in touch with us today at American Dental Excellence. We are a full service dental office that can handle any dental procedure that you may need and, through our years of experience, we are certain that you will be satisfied with our services. Contact us today and let us help you make sure that your teeth, gums, and mouth are as healthy as possible.