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By Marcia Martinez, D.M.D.
May 15, 2014
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dentistry  

Why Should You Visit Your Dentist Regularly?

Is your day jam-packed with tasks? Do you feel like you’re constantly planning the next outing, when to pick up the kids from soccer practice, or what to make for dinner? You lead a busy life—we get it! So we also understand that it can be difficult to pencil in a trip to the dentist somewhere between the play dates and business meetings; however, it’s time to put your dental health first. Plus, wouldn’t you rather have business associates and colleagues noticing your clever ideas rather than your yellowing smile?Visit Your Dentist
Tooth decay continues to be the leading dental disease in both children and adults. Between living in a world where sugar rules and fast food is often preferred, we neglect our teeth and mouths. However, we should never take our teeth for granted. Here are the main reasons to put your next dental appointments at the top of your to-do list.
  • Stop problems in their tracks: Sure you might find yourself indulging in more sweets and junk food lately. That can be fun every once in a while, but it truly takes a toll on the health of your mouth over time. Plus, if you’re not visiting the dentist twice a year, your teeth aren’t getting the proper care they need to stay healthy. Regardless of your diet, everyone should visit the dentist every six months for a cleaning. Take control of your health and stop problems in their tracks before they even occur. Gum disease and cavities are serious problems but easily preventable. There’s no reason to suffer with these ailments when a dentist can catch it before it becomes a full-blown issue. Take care of things now so you don’t have to deal with bigger problems down the road.
  • You might learn something: Everyone assumes they know how to properly brush their teeth. “I’ve been doing it since I was little,” everyone seems to chant; however, you would be surprised how many people don’t truly know how to properly brush their teeth or even use floss. However, your dentist can be there to easily guide you through proper oral hygiene, as well as brushing and flossing techniques that can help make at-home care easy and effective.
  • Teeth are constantly changing: You don’t always know what’s really going on in your mouth. While you might check out your teeth in the mirror and think those pearly whites look fantastic, there could be problems lingering that you might not see on the surface. That’s why dentists do X-rays once a year. This helps them check enamel density to pinpoint potential cavities, gum tissue health, and see if wisdom teeth or other teeth have shifted or changed the shape of your smile. Just because you don’t see it in the mirror, doesn’t mean there isn’t a cause for concern. Get X-rays once a year to ensure that your mouth is up to par.
  • Good habits produce other good habits: It’s infectious—and in a good way! If you start making your dental health a priority, it can make it easier to make other aspects of your health a habit, too. If you’re used to making room in your busy schedule to see your dentist, you’ll also find it easier to schedule your next cardiologist or gastroenterologist appointment. Good choices often breed other good choices. The minute you start making your health a priority, you’ll immediately notice positive changes.
So stop what you’re doing and make sure to contact us for your next appointment at (407) 273-6620. We’re happy you’ve made your dental health a priority!