Most people hate going to the dentist, and no one is blaming you, but does that mean you should blow off your check-ups? Absolutely not, but why not?
“The Academy of General Dentistry wants to remind consumers that regular dental check-ups cover much more than hygiene and are important to maintaining your overall health.”
A routine visit should be performed every six months in order to maintain proper dental care. Oral hygiene is essential to your overall health as many diseases can start in the mouth as bacteria enter on a daily basis. While at home cleaning such as brushing your teeth, flossing, and using mouthwash are also extremely vital to your health, you can’t cover your complete oral health on your own. That’s the first reason why professional cleanings should not be missed.
Further than just your oral hygiene though, going to the dentist can detect or even prevent a large variety of conditions from developing. Your mouth can actually be the first sign of a larger problem in your body. So as much as you hate that half an hour you spend under those bright lights, skipping a visit shouldn’t be an option.
To learn more about the importance of regular visits to your dentist refer to How regular dental check-ups prevent disease and save consumers money.