Good oral health starts with regular dental checkups. Having regular checkups is the key to detecting problems at their earliest stages. Regular checkups are also an opportunity for a professional clean which will help to prevent the build-up of bacteria and plaque.
Read below to find out where it is important to go for regular checkups at the dentist;
Monitoring bad habits
Some of our habits are bad for our oral health but we may not realise the impact it is having on our oral health if we don’t go for regular check-ups at our dentist. Some examples include; biting nails, grinding teeth, smoking, eating lots of hard candies etc. A dentist can check for any damage to the teeth or gums and can advise you on what to do and what habits you can avoid. This can be helpful so you can tweak your lifestyle and avoid these bad habits to prolong the life of your teeth.
Your gums are very sensitive and can easily be affected by the build-up of plaque and tartar. This can lead to tooth decay and an infection in your gum.
Gum disease is an infection of the gums and is one of the main causes of tooth loss among adults as it breaks down the bones that hold teeth in place. Some of the causes of gum disease include smoking, diabetes, dry breath and built-up food particles.
Going to a dentist for regular checkups can help you to detect this disease while it is still in its early stages.