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Clive Hale Why Visiting Your Dentist Is A Must
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We have all been told from an early age to brush, floss, and rinse our teeth. It's been ingrained in our heads. This is because our smiles are vital to our lives. It's one of the first things people will see and can make or break a first impression. Your oral health matters, as it's the first step in the digestion process. Without being able to eat properly, our bodies would diminish. There is a wide range of why you should care about your smile and make it a priority, as you can see. But, still, many put off visiting their dentist. But why? Is there a fundamental reason why individuals won't visit their dentist as they should? Things like no insurance, thinking a visit is more expensive than it is, or dental anxiety all can keep a person away. But, let's take a look at some of the times you shouldn't put off visiting your dentist.

 

You Have Tooth Pain

It isn't normal to have tooth pain. In fact, it's a sign something is wrong. Some individuals will suffer from tooth sensitivity caused by enamel wear, while others may have something more significant going on. Damaged teeth can lead to an exposed tooth root. This can also lead to an infection. A tooth infection is quite severe and can cause tremendous pain. If you are experiencing this or have had multiple toothaches, it's a definite sign to visit your dentist.

 

It’s Been Over Six Months

People can go years without seeing their dentist. That doesn't mean that they should. If it's been over six months since you had a cleaning, it may be time to make an appointment. Every six months you should have a cleaning and exam. Once a year, you should be having an x-ray. Thankfully, modern dentistry has made it easier and less damaging to get x-rays with digital x-rays. They take mere minutes to complete and offer your dentist a better look at your teeth.

 

Preventative and General Care Is Key

We can't stress enough the importance of preventive care. This will include not just your cleanings and exams but also things like root canals, dentures, and more. Anything that can improve your oral health may or may not be considered preventive care.

 

Final Thoughts

Has it been a while since you have visited a dental office? Are you nervous about tooth pain or other discomforts while visiting their office? A visit to your dentist can identify issues that need to be resolved and create a treatment plan to improve your oral health 100%. 



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