It is important to maintain a good dental hygiene routine by brushing and flossing after meal times or at least twice a day for good dental health. It is also important to visit the dentist Ryde on a regular basis to help you avoid more serious dental health issues and additional expense in the future. Most dental issues can be avoided by visiting the dentist, because they can then be detected from the outset and treated quickly and successfully.
A good dental hygiene routine at home helps remove plaque from the teeth, but sometimes plaque builds up in those hard-to-reach areas. Plaque that remains adheres to the enamel of the tooth, resulting in the formation of tartar. Plaque and tartar that have adhered to the tooth enamel cause small holes in the teeth known as cavities. Over time, if left unaddressed cavities result in tooth decay which requires invasive treatment such as root canals and crowns. Tooth decay also causes a range of uncomfortable symptoms such as toothache, sensitivity and bad breath. If you visit the dental practice on a regular basis they can remove the plaque from your teeth and regular professional cleaning from a hygienist also removes plaque and tartar from your teeth. This helps prevent the need for invasive procedures later on and your teeth and gums remain healthy and strong.
Gums are designed to provide a tight protective covering around the teeth and roots preventing bacteria from causing damage. Bacteria from plaque attacks the gum tissue causing it to swell and bleed which is known as gingivitis. If left unaddressed gingivitis can result in periodontal disease. If you visit the dentist regularly then gingivitis can be detected very early on and this is reversible. Periodontal disease can have irreversible effects on your teeth. It can be painful and again it has a range of uncomfortable symptoms and can eventually result in tooth loss.
Good health and wellbeing
Other reasons for visiting the dentist on a regular basis include mouth cancer screening and the dentist can detect other health issues such as diabetes and the warning signs of cardiovascular disease. By detecting these symptoms early your dentist will help you avoid more serious health issues in the future.
Clean, white teeth
Regular visits to the dental practice also keep your teeth looking shiny white and bright whereas avoiding the dentist can have detrimental impact on the appearance of your teeth including yellowing and staining. Unless you undergo a professional clean once or twice every year you will end up with stubborn stains which become harder to remove and you will need to undergo teeth whitening to restore the appearance of your teeth. By speaking to your dentist you can also find out about the range of cosmetic dental treatments that are available to help improve the appearance of your teeth. Book an appointment for the whole family today so that you can enjoy healthier and happier smiles, starting from a young age to the end of your life. Good dental health is key for optimal wellbeing and your dentist will make sure that your teeth are clean and strong and free of decay or disease.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.