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If you haven’t come to see a dentist in quite some time, then it’s time for you to come visit us. Dental care is one of the most important ways to ensure your oral health is in tip-top shape. If you don’t visit a dentist, then you’re unable to get the dental care you need and thus your oral health will suffer. Read some important reasons why you should visit the dentist today.

Ten: Dental health impacts your overall health and well-being.

There is a strong link between good oral health and a person’s overall well-being. The condition of your teeth and gums can impact just about every system in your body, including circulatory, digestive, reproductive, and respiratory system. Maintaining good oral health can help reduce your risk of serious health problems.

Nine: You suffer from serious halitosis (bad breath).

As unpleasant and common as it may be, sometimes bad breath is a sign of a more serious condition. Bad breath can be caused by leftover food particles, dry mouth, and tobacco products. However, a liver or kidney ailment, diabetes, chronic bronchitis or sinusitis could be to blame as well. If you’re concerned, be sure to see your dentist as soon as possible.

Eight: To correct the wear and tear caused over the years.

Proper daily brushing and flossing is important throughout your life. However, older adults are more susceptible to certain conditions, such as plaque buildup and gum disease. In addition, tooth decay and decay of the tooth root, especially if you have old fillings, can be common among older adults.

Seven: To maintain a bright smile.

While brushing and flossing at home is a great way to keep your teeth and gums in top condition, routine visits to a dentist for dental care can help you attain an even healthier smile. Your dentist can remove the plaque beneath your gum line and hard to reach places between your teeth that your toothbrush can’t get to. In addition, dentists can offer dental care treatments to provide longer-lasting plaque protection.

Six: It’s been awhile since you’ve seen a dentist.

Even if your teeth appear to be fine and you have excellent oral hygiene, visiting the dentist twice a year is always a great idea. Even if all seems fine on the surface, there may be underlying dental care problems that only a dentist can diagnose. Regular checkups, examinations, and x-rays can keep your smile healthy and bright for a lifetime.

Five: To prevent periodontal disease.

Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissues that support your teeth. Gingivitis is a milder, more treatable form of the disease that only affects gums; however, it may lead to a more serious form of periodontal disease, called periodontitis. Some warning signs include bleeding gums, constant bad breath, red, swollen or tender gums and teeth that are separating or loose. Keep in mind, that it is possible to have no noticeable symptoms, which is why it’s important to visit your dentist on a regular basis.

Four: Your gums are bleeding.

If you notice blood in the sink when you brush, it’s a good idea to visit your dentist. While improper brushing and flossing may be to blame, bleeding gums can be a sign of gum disease or a more serious medical condition. Bleeding gums are mainly due to inadequate plaque removal. If the plaque is not removed, it will harden and become tartar.

Three: To prevent tooth loss.

The best and most inexpensive way to prevent tooth loss starts at home with excellent brushing and flossing habits every day. Routine quality dental care twice a year is the next step. Preventive dental care includes professional cleanings, exams, and fluoride treatments are crucial in preventing tooth loss. Yearly visits can also help your dentist identify any dental issues early on to help prevent further and more serious damage.

Two: To improve your self-esteem and confidence.

Your smile is your most prominent facial feature and an important part of first impressions. A recent survey discovered that 94 percent of those polled said they are likely to notice a person’s smile when they meet them for the first time. A bright, beautiful, and healthy smile can do wonders for your self-esteem. Even a subtle change can make a drastic difference in the way you look and feel.

One: Because you enjoy coming to our office!

We enjoy you coming to visit us for dental care! To book your appointment, contact us at (519) 305-9100 and we will be happy to see you for your regular dental care.