Most extensive and expensive dental treatment can be avoided with preventative measures. Brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day, drinking plenty of water, making mindful choices about what you eat and drink, and visiting your dentist at least twice a year are all important points of prevention. Some people get anxious about going to the dentist, but your dentist’s main goal is to keep your mouth happy and healthy. Routine dental visits give your dentist an opportunity to spot any warning signs of trouble early enough to treat them. Routine dental visits also mean routine professional cleanings, which can help keep your mouth safe from tooth decay and gum disease.
Avoiding the dentist does not mean that you avoid dental problems. In fact, it can mean the opposite. Both tooth decay and gum disease are progressive diseases, which means that the longer they go without treatment the worse they will get. Both tooth decay and gum disease are incredibly common, cause little to no pain in the early stages, and can be reversible if caught early enough. These three facts make for perfect reasons to regularly visit your dentist. You may not feel the signs of tooth decay or gum disease, but your dentist can identify it even before it hurts you. Dealing with tooth decay and gum disease early enough means saving your tooth and gums before pain strikes. Waiting too long can mean a necessary root canal treatment or extraction.
Regular Professional Cleanings
Some plaque and tartar buildup can be difficult to remove on your own. Not only do professional cleanings allow for this buildup to be removed, but it also gives your dentist or hygienist a chance to talk to you about your problem areas. They may spot some areas of your mouth that you have trouble reaching, and they can give you advice on how to address it.
It is important to visit your dentist at least twice a year
Routine dental visits can keep your mouth healthy. To schedule a consultation with 7 Day Dental, contact our office closest to you at 817-405-2001 on Jacksboro Highway, or at 817-405-0195 on Seminary Drive.