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Regular dental visits are important, but more and more people are somehow taking it for granted—until the worst happens. Don’t be one of the people who neglect and regret. Follow the advice when the dentist recommends regular check-ups every six months. You might think that the process is tiring and a waste of money and time, but a checkup can reveal a lot of hidden issues and can prevent things from getting worse.
So, if you have been skipping your dental checkups, these are the biggest reasons you should book regular appointments asap.
- Detection of mouth cancer: dentists do not only focus on the teeth and gums; they also check for signs of other diseases that might manifest inside the mouth such as mouth cancer. Early detection of mouth cancer can help cure the disease.
- Early prevention of plaque, tartar, and cavities: even if you brush your teeth on a daily basis, there are spots that a toothbrush misses, and without a proper check, you can never know. The missed spots are slowly clogged with plaque which, if not removed, solidify to form tartar. Tartar erodes teeth, creating holes. The holes form cavities which you might not notice until it is too late.
- Gum diseases: gum tissues are also in danger if there is a build-up of plaque and tartar. Tartar might cause an infection on the gums. The infection makes the gums break down, a condition known as gingivitis. Regular checkups help to detect early signs of gingivitis and prevent any infection from spreading.
There are many other reasons why you should not bail out on dental checkups. If you have not yet booked an appointment, it’s never too late to do so. A simple dental checkup might save you from drastic financial and health troubles.