A dental check-up usually involves a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and mouth for any oral health issue. Regular dental check-ups will prevent minor problems from becoming major ones. At Berkeley Dental we recommend regular check-ups with your dentist, which when supported by a good at-home routine, will help to keep your mouth healthy. Routine dental checkups and professional cleanings can actually save you time and money in the long run. More importantly, they can save your teeth from cavities and other dental health issues.
Nowadays, dentists use modern technology and to check your overall dental health in a safe and pain-free environment. So, What does the dentist need to know? First, your dentist will want to find out about your oral health. The dentist also needs to be aware of your general medical history as it may impact the way that they treat and diagnose issues. Once your examination and the cleanings have been performed, they’ll tell you about the health of your teeth and gums and then make any additional recommendations.
How Often Should You Go to the Dentist?
The Ontario Dental Association and our dentists at Berkeley Dental recommend you come back every six months. Regular dental visits are essential for the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums. In between those examinations, it’s important that you work to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy. If you need additional help, your dentist may even suggest more frequent visits.
Also here are some of the most important reasons to keep up with regular dental checkups.
Plaque, Tartar, and Cavities
Plaque, tartar buildup, and cavities are the most common dental issues that come up in dental care. The regular dental visit will prevent them from occurring.
Keeping Bad Habits in Check
When you go for regular dental checkups, your dentist can check for any oral damage caused by bad habits, which you may otherwise not have noticed. After knowing about any specific destructive habits you may have, you can change or alter your lifestyle to prevent further damage.
Problems Under the Surface of teeth
An important part of visiting your dentist every six months is getting your teeth and jaw bone x-rayed. Your tooth X-ray images help dental professionals to see what is happening beneath the surfaces of your mouth.
Oral Cancer Detection
Oral cancer is one of the major diseases that can progress quickly and become life-threatening. By having regular dental checkups the likelihood of catching cancer before it spreads is much higher.
White And Bright teeth
The professional tooth cleaning done during regular dental checkups removes any stains on your teeth caused by tobacco, coffee, tea, wine, cola, fruit juices, curries, soy sauce, beetroots, etc., ensuring your smile is white, bright and ready to dazzle!
Oral health influences your overall health. Poor dental hygiene can lead to other diseases and conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and endocarditis (the infection of the heart lining.) Gum disease has also been related to low birth weight and premature birth.
Regular dental checkups aid prevention of diseases in the mouth and are the best possible care you can give your teeth. Tackling problems early on will save you from a lot of hassle in the long run – it might save your tooth from an extraction or root canal therapy. It is important to visit Downtown Toronto dentist at least once, but ideally twice, a year to get your teeth checked and cleaned.