While at-home dental care is essential to your dental health, there are some aspects of your care that can only be handled by your dentist. The skill, training, and equipment your dentist possess can prevent cavities, save you money on future care, improve your smile, and save you a great deal of pain and discomfort.
Here are five important reasons making regular visits to your dentist’s office is a sound investment!
1. Prevention is the best medicine
Daily dental hygiene is one of the best ways to take care of your teeth and gums. But, personal oral hygiene alone cannot prevent every problem that can arise. Hidden cavities, impacted teeth, and risk factors for other conditions that only your dentist can diagnose make professional care a necessity.
2. Avoid unwelcome surprises
Sudden toothaches and other dental emergencies can come with very little warning. When emergencies arise it can cut into your work time, vacation time, time with family, and other important events that you do not want to miss out on. College students, executives, parents, and many others frequently cannot afford to be distracted from their responsibilities. Making regular visits to your dentist can keep you from have to make an emergency appointment, or worse, have to wait to fit into your dentist’s busy schedule.
3. Because your smile matters
It may not be fair, but people judge each other according to their appearance. When it comes to projecting competence and confidence, having a healthy smile is key. We tend to presume that people with visible damage to their teeth are somehow less capable than those with bright beautiful smiles. Just as important as the appearance of your smile is the quality of your breath. Bad breath can be a real conversation stopper! We may not like the superficiality of it, but having a bright, white smile means you’re more likely to get that job, get the promotion, and make a good impression.
4. Clear communication
Damage to your teeth or gums can affect the way you form your words when you speak. If the quality of your speech is altered or impaired by the condition of your teeth it can make it hard to be understood. Swelling, misaligned teeth and other conditions can usually be prevented and kept to a minimum should they occur.
5. Good dental care can save your life
Open sores and plaque in your mouth can complicate or exacerbate other conditions, especially heart disease and high blood pressure. A person’s mouth is also one of the most common places where cancerous tumors can develop. These conditions can be difficult to detect without the aid of a professional, and by making regular visits to your dentist or oral hygienist, you just might find that your dedication to having healthy teeth can save your life!
For more information about how we can help preserve your dental health or to schedule your next examination and cleaning, contact Fairbanks Family Dental Care today. We will do everything we can to accommodate your busy schedule.