There is a connection between the health of our teeth and the health of our body. This is why it is not only important to eat healthy for our body, but also for our teeth. This connection means that by taking care of our teeth we are inadvertently taking care of the rest of our body. It is important to keep this mind especially when we evaluate why we need to go to the dentist. Going to the dentist isn’t only about having nice, straight teeth. Going to the dentist is more for prevention reasons than anything else. By going to the dentist and getting regular check ups you are preventing serious cases of:
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Oral cancer
Although two visits to the dentist a year might seem excessive, this is actual a good rule to follow. Many people that smoke, do drugs or have constant common dental ailments should see the dentist even more. The point of going to the dentist is to get your teeth cleaned, check for oral cancers that you may not even notice and prevent cavities or problems from appearing in the first place.
By properly cleaning your teeth which entails at least 2-3 minutes of brushing and flossing between each tooth, you can maintain a healthy smile. This doesn’t mean you can skip out on the dentist though. Dentists have tools and knowledge to ensure your teeth are in good condition. This means checking the gums, tongue and anything else that may cause any dental problems. If you want to ensure the health of your teeth and keep your smile great, make sure you are going to the dentist regularly.
Contact A Beautiful Smile at Lake Pointe for a dental check-up that meets all your needs. Whether you need cosmetic, general or restorative dentistry, we have everything you need to get a beautiful smile.