The Importance of Dental Visits
the CDA, or Canadian Dental Association, recommends a Dental visit every 6 months. This amount of time has been proven to be beneficial for health and patients over the years. The 6 month rule allows dentists to stay up on maintenance, ensure a patient’s continual health, and, of course, take action if items need to be addressed.
So when’s the last time you’ve visited the dentist?
REASONS FOR THE RULE:
- Cleanings Help Prevent Gum Disease & Tooth Decay
- To Polish and Remove Stains on Teeth
- To Remove Plaque and Tartar Build Up on Teeth
- Evaluate and Monitor Your Oral Health
- Evaluate Teeth for Decay or Infection
- Provide an Oral Cancer Screenings
- To Prevent Pain and Infections by Finding Problems Early
It’s best that dental examinations are done every 6 months. No matter how small the appointment like a regular cleaning, these checkups often prevent problems from ever occurring by early prevention. Regular examinations can also save you money in the long run by alleviating potential issues early- before they become painful and expensive to repair. Or in some cases, impossible to repair!
WHAT CAN HAPPEN IF YOU DON'T GO:
- The Ability to Prevent Common Occurrences Often Result in Much Larger, More Painful, and Costly Procedures
- Increased Risk of Developing Many Diseases
- Your Teeth Get Stained
- Gum Disease or Even Tooth Loss
- Smaller Issues Become Major Issues
While the list may seem shorter if you don’t see the dentist, the consequences are much greater! It’s proven that health runs through your mouth, from what you eat to how you manage your oral hygiene. Many detrimental effects of not going to the dentist like disease, cancer, and tooth loss can be prevented if addressed early. So the next time you think about skipping your dental cleaning think about the consequences of not going. You don’t want to end up on the wrong end of statistics.