It’s not uncommon for people to view routine dental visits as a ‘waste of time and money.’ After all, if you are not experiencing dental pain, why bother going to the dentist?
The reason it’s important is that preventive care is the foundation of good oral health. This means preventing problems or treating issues while they are still in their earliest stages. A tiny cavity that goes unfilled can easily turn into a decayed, infected tooth in need of a root canal. This is what can happen when people skip routine dental visits.
The cost of professional dental cleans is much less than getting a root canal—or worse, having to have a tooth extracted then replaced with a dental restoration.
Another reason to visit the dentist regularly is to keep gums healthy. Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss among adults. The problem is that you can’t know if your gums are healthy without seeing the dentist. Gum disease often develops without any signs or symptoms—until suddenly, gums are bleeding and receding, and the possibility of tooth loss looms in the near future. Gum disease can also be linked to other health problems. By maintaining your oral health you can reduce the risk and impact of many other health concerns such as pre-term pregnancy, diabetes and heart disease to name a few.
You only get one set of teeth. We recommend taking good care of them—and the team at Trembath Dental would love to help you with that.