Caring for your teeth doesn’t only provide you with a cosmetic advantage but also plays an important role in the prevention of disease, which in turn results in better overall health.
Early Detection of Dental Ailments
To have healthy teeth, early detection of ailments like cavities and gum disease is essential. If you think to see your dentist only after you feel the pain, you might be waiting too long.
Pro Tip: Early detection of dental issues can help you get a quick fix and, even better, save your hard-earned money in potentially expensive repairs.
For The Prevention Of Gum Diseases
This is the primary cause that leads to early teeth loss and Gingivitis tops the list. It is a type of inflammation in the gums. The treatment for this gum disease includes a thorough cleaning.
Pro Tip: A form of periodontal disease, if detected early can be reversed through proper treatment.
To Experience Optimal Physical Health
Poor oral hygiene may lead to cardiovascular diseases and even stroke. A tooth infection can travel through the oral cavity to the heart resulting in hospitalization, antibiotic treatment, and in worse case scenarios even death.
Pro Tip: Additionally, poor oral hygiene among smokers is a common thing. This is not because of irregular brushing or flossing but is an effect of the tar getting accumulated on your teeth, gums as well as the lungs.
Smoking can be a hard thing to quit, but not impossible. A recent study in 2019 on 6,308 veteran smokers concluded the following result:
“Since veterans who smoked are less likely to have dental care utilization within the previous six months, they are at higher risk for later diagnosis of dental problems. Veterans who smoke should be specifically targeted with interventions to ensure frequent dental visits, so future problems may be averted or managed early in their development.”
R. Constance Wiener, Ruchi Bhandari, Alcinda K. Trickett Shockey, and Christopher Waters, “Dental Care Utilization among Veterans by Smoking Status,” International Journal of Dentistry, vol. 2019, Article ID 3419805, 8 pages, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/3419805
Aids In The Prevention Of Oral Cancer
Typically, dental checkups include oral cancer tests and diagnosis. Thus it’s important to pay a visit to your dentist on a regular basis.
Pro Tip: Again, in this case, early diagnosis is highly treatable and can save you from facing complex ailments in the future.
For Keeping Your Natural Pearly Whites Intact
Although proper brushing and flossing highly reduce the chances of dental problems, regular checkups and cleanings are an essential part to maintain optimal oral health.
Pro Tip: Tooth loss is directly proportional to poor dental hygiene. To simply put in words, regular visits to your dentist and early detection of ailments can keep many diseases at bay.
To Have Brighter And Whiter Teeth
A trip to the dentist will gently remove the most annoying stains. If you are a smoker or are a frequent coffee drinker, as mentioned above, you should be going to the dentist more often than individuals that don’t smoke or drink.
Avoid Bad Breath
Bad breath can happen due to a variety of reasons, the most common being gum diseases and negligence on your overall oral hygiene. Numerous studies and dental cases acutely point to poor personal dental care as the potent reason behind bad breath!
While chewing gum can be a quick solution to bad breath, but this isn’t permanent. You might not be aware that frequent chewing of gums can eventually lead to TMJ Disorders!
Pro Tip: Instead of taking your search to Google and ending up with anxiety (probably you won’t find a specific reason for your individual case, and even if you do, how sure are you about it?) paying a visit to your dentist can help you know the real reasons behind bad breath.
There’s no alternative to taking good care of your oral cavity. Always remember, it’s your facial aesthetic that triggers a positive or a negative vibe on your onlookers. And that takes only 20 seconds since the time they meet you.
See your dentist today and get an initial checkup or a cleaning done. This will highly boost your confidence and will also help you learn the measures to take proper care of not only your teeth or the oral cavity but your overall health.
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