Many people wait until something goes wrong or they have pain before researching and contacting a dentist. It can be just as important to have regular check ups with the dentist as it is with a doctor.
Here are 5 reasons why:
Check-ups: Six monthly checkups can potentially save you a lot of pain and money in the future by picking up any problems while they are small and easy to treat. Teeth, gum or bite problems can also be early warning signs for other health problems.
Cleaning: Regular teeth cleaning can preserve your teeth in the long term. Removal of unwanted residues can reduce the risk of gum disease and decay.
Cancer Screening: Regular visits can mean that your dentist and hygienist can pick up irregularities in your mouth which might point to oral cancer. A screening exam should include an extra-oral exam of the head and neck as well as an intra-oral exam of the lips, cheeks, tongue, palate, floor of mouth and gum tissues. The provider is looking for any lumps, sores or irregular tissue changes, including discoloration. If he or she finds anything suspicious, such as a lesion, they may recommend a biopsy or refer you to an oral surgeon.
Children feel positive about the dentist: Good role modelling by parents when visiting the dentist can have a big impact on the way young children will view the experience. If your kids see you visiting the dentist or hygienist regularly, they may be more comfortable and less fearful for any treatments they may need.
Emergency Treatment: In the event that emergency treatment is needed, having a dental provider who knows you and your oral care situation can cut down on time and stress. Having your x-rays on file can help the dentist to diagnose and treat you quicker and can eliminate the trauma in an emergency situation.
Expat Dental offers care for all family members including children requiring orthodontic and paediatric care. We also have emergency care if needed after hours. Our friendly and expert providers are happy to answer any queries you might have at any time.
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