Benefits of Regular Dentist Visits

by Kevin Smith Author

Most people have heard the recommendation that you visit a dentist twice a year for good dental hygiene. However, many people ignore this advice either because they're nervous about visiting the dentist, they feel their dental hygiene routine is sufficient, or they assume a dentist's care is only necessary when there's a problem with the teeth. However, there are numerous reasons it's a good idea to regularly visit a family dentist in Peachtree City. Here are a few of the benefits.

Thorough Cleaning

Despite your best efforts at regular flossing and brushing, few people can avoid some tartar or plaque buildup. This buildup can turn into serious dental issues if plaque isn't removed regularly, which is exactly what happens at checkups twice a year. The dentist, the assistants, and the hygienist can also recommend cleaning tips if there are areas being overlooked. Your teeth will be polished as well.

Comprehensive Exam

A dental exam includes much more than a check of the teeth and x-rays, although these are important components. The dentist can glean a lot of information about the health of your teeth from looking at the x-rays and the surfaces of your teeth. They'll also look for other oral health issues like gum disease, oral cancer, bite irregularities, damaged teeth or fillings, and any issues with the tissue inside the mouth. They'll also check the lower jaw joints, lymph nodes, and examine the face and neck. This exam can identify potential problems that could be dangerous and even life threatening.

Avoid Major Restorative Work

Visiting the dentist regularly makes it more likely that you'll be able to avoid major restorative work down the road. Most people don't realize a cavity has formed in a tooth when it's small because there's often little or no pain as a result. However, if you wait to visit a dentist until you're feeling pain, it's likely that the decay is advanced and you're looking at major restorative work. If a cavity is caught early, the restoration is much easier and reduces the likelihood of major work later on.

Reduce Anxiety

Visiting a family dentist in Peachtree City regularly will significantly reduce the anxiety you or your children feel about visiting the dentist. This is because you'll be comfortable with the dentist and have the assurance that good experiences outweigh the bad when you and your dentist have a dental health care plan in place.

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