Brushing, flossing, and mouthwash are usually part of everyone’s dental routine but despite the personal efforts we make toward maintaining good oral hygiene, harmful food and drink substances can cause some serious damage to the health of our teeth and gums.
With one study showing that nearly half of all Americans have some form of gum disease and another revealing that only 66% of Americans show up for their annual dental checkups, there is a strong need to raise awareness regarding dental hygiene!
In this blog, we’ll take a look at some compelling reasons as to why you need a professional dental checkup.
Prevent Gum Diseases, Cavities, and Tooth Loss
If you want to enjoy your food in the years to come, it’s crucial you take the proper care of your pearly whites. It is also one of the most important long-term health investments you’ll be making.
Improper brushing technique leads to a plaque buildup. Not that there are any secret brushing techniques passed down from one generation to another, it is the simple fact that your brush does not reach every inch and corner of your mouth.
Over time, this buildup of plaque might even lead to tartar. That’s the nasty part you want to avoid.
The best way to overcome this problem is with—you guessed it—routine dental cleanups. The cleaning you receive from the professionals does away with the formation of cavities which might lead to painful tooth extractions.
Visiting the dentist twice a year not only helps prevent your tooth from decaying, but also minimizes the chances of catching gum disease. Now that’s what you call a win-win.
For a Great Smile
The first thing people notice when you smile at them is your teeth. It may also be the last thing they would want to notice if your teeth are yellow with bits of cabbage stuck in between.
The benefits of a great, healthy smile extend beyond the looks. Psychologists have noted a link between high self-esteem and good oral hygiene.
Another factor preventing some of you from having a great smile is smoking. Smoking causes people to struggle with yellowing of the teeth and musky breath. Even with routine brushing and flossing, the problem is difficult to overcome and would make it easy for a person to feel self-conscious.
Regular dental cleanups prevent all these serious concerns including the issue of bad breath
Save money—not by avoiding the dental checkups—but by investing in oral health. It pays off in the long run as bad oral hygiene can lead to various dental diseases such as gingivitis or periodontitis. You may also require implants, crowns, and root canals.