A healthy mouth can play a great role in maintaining your overall health. With a bright and beautiful smile, one can feel self-assured and have enough self-esteem. Having healthy teeth and a healthy smile means making a lifelong investment. One of the best ways to achieve a healthy, clean smile apart from oral hygiene routine at home is going to the dentist at least every six months for a dental cleaning.
Are you thinking, 'is that necessary?'
Well, here are some reasons to explain why is it essential to visit your dentist for regular dental check-ups:
Your first impression is your smile. Having good oral hygiene can give a clean smile boosting your confidence. Getting a dental cleaning once every six months can protect your teeth from cavities, prevent gum diseases and plaque build-up that cause bad breath. Even though brushing your teeth twice a day can help get rid of numerous dental conditions, regular dental visits can assure you good oral health.
Visiting your dentist regularly for dental cleaning can help you save money. If you know someone who only visits a dentist when their dental conditions get worse, you know how expensive it could be due to the recommended restorative or other procedures used to restore the smile. But with regular visits, you can prevent multiple dental visits required for restorative procedures and also prevent oral issues as your dentist will identify any signs of it at the earliest and treat them in the beginning stage.
If you have vitamin deficiencies, oral cancer, dementia, sleep apnea, tooth grinding, etc., then the dentist can find them out during a thorough examination of your mouth. After identifying the disease, it is treated in the initial stages, not letting it progress to complicated oral issues.
Your bad habits may have many side effects on your oral as well as overall health. The habits like chewing ice, nail-biting, having too many sweets, smoking, drinking beverages affect your oral health adversely. During your dental visit, the dentist will help you bring a change in your habits for better oral health.
Children mimic what their parents do. So, by getting a regular dental check-up for yourself, you encourage your children to go to the dentist regularly. They follow in your footsteps, so if you take your dental health seriously, they will too.
Please reach out to Cascade Dental Group in Salem, OR, to consult with our Dentists in Salem OR, Dr. Dahl, and Dr. Coulombe. Please call us at (503) 399-0724 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.