- October 26, 2017
You’ve heard that it is a good idea to visit your dentist every six months your whole childhood. Even as an adult, your dentist, significant other or family members may encourage you to see your dentist regularly.
The two likely reasons you may have thought of were that regular dental exams and cleanings are necessary for healthy gums and to prevent tooth loss.
What are some other reasons you should see a dentist regularly? Here are five that you probably haven’t thought of:
- Maintain Your Overall Health and Well-Being
Did you know that the health of your mouth is linked to your overall health and well-being? Poor dental or gum health can have a negative effect on your body’s circulatory, respiratory, digestive and reproductive systems.
Regular visits to your dentist’s office can lower your risk of possible, serious health conditions that then in turn, will lessen your quality of life and well-being. Regular dental exams and cleanings will give you a healthy and confident smile and will help you feel better too.
- Slows the Wear and Tear to Your Teeth Over the Years
Plaque and tartar build-up can occur even with adequate, daily flossing and brushing. Older adults are likely to have teeth that have naturally weakened from a lifetime of use.
A dentist has the tools that can eliminate even the most stubborn plaque and tartar build-up and can provide deep cleaning of the gums, which may have weakened over time.
- Preserves Your Bright Smile
If you’re a daily coffee or tea drinker, you likely have noticed that your smile isn’t as bright white as it use to be. Your dentist will be able to provide long-lasting, professional teeth whitening that can bring back that bright smile you were once proud to show off.
- You Haven’t Seen a Dentist in Awhile
Life gets busy and it can be easy to forget to see a dentist. Some patients are afraid to see the dentist for various reasons and put off seeing the dentist. Regardless of the reason that has led to a long period of not seeing the dentist, gum and tooth decay have more time to progress. The longer you wait to have your teeth examined and cleaned, the greater your chances are of getting cavities and more severe gum disease.
- Improve Your Confidence and Self-Esteem
If your self-conscious or embarrassed of your yellow colored smile, it can have a negative effect on your quality of life. Studies have shown that smiling improves your mood, attracts other people to you and boosts your confidence. Smiling can also help you in your career, leading to additional job opportunities and promotions you will not have if you don’t smile as much.
It is good for your health, well-being and self-esteem to visit your dentist regularly for a dental cleaning and examination.
Whether you have fears of the dentist or your life is too busy, it is important to go. If it has been a while since your last dental visit, contact us today at Historic Triangle Dental Care to schedule an appointment.