Visiting your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings can help prevent many dental problems as well as to help you maintain optimal oral health. Don't wait until you have a toothache before you call your dentist. Here are important reasons to visit the dentist.
- Prevent gum disease – Gum disease is one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss. If diagnosed in its early stages (gingivitis}, it can be treated and reversed. If treatment is not received, a more serious and advanced stage of gum disease called periodontitis may follow.
- Prevent oral cancer – When you go for your regular dental check up and cleaning, your dentist and hygienist are also screening you for oral cancer, which is highly curable if diagnosed early.
- Avoid losing your teeth – Visiting your dentist on a regular basis and maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial for avoiding false teeth and keeping your natural teeth.