The Importance of Your Annual Dental Check-up
Looking after your teeth requires regular visits to the dentist. We are able to make sure your teeth are actually healthy and resolve small issues before they start to be much larger and more costly to fix. With this blog, the providers at PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry explain the reasons why your annual dental checkups are very important.
What happens during a dental visit
The dentist may examine your neck and lymph nodes, as that can indicate signs of oral cancer. They will also assess your gums and teeth for loose teeth, signs of cavities (also referred to as dental caries), and early symptoms of gum disease. Your dentist is just as vital to maintaining your health just as your doctor.
Why dental cleaning is very important
Cleaning away the tartar is very important because if left untreated, it is able to lead to hardening on the teeth and further gum irritation. Simply washing your teeth at home with regular brushing and flossing is not enough to prevent the build up of tartar and plaque. Along with removing tartar and plaque, we also polish your teeth, and that is what provides that nice, clean feeling.
The benefits of screening your gums
Developing gum disease is almost always preventable, although some individuals are more genetically predisposed to it than others. Gum disease can have significant negative consequences, not only for your teeth, but for your overall health.
Untreated gum disease can result in other health problems, which includes strokes and heart disease. This is because the bacteria that cause gum disease is able to circulate throughout your whole body. It is not really worth the possible risks by missing something that might have been caught early with proper dental care.
Looking after your teeth and gums is very crucial for your general health, and it is well worth the time to book and keep your appointment. If you’d love to schedule an appointment for your next dental checkup, call PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry today, or book an appointment online.