We know that visiting your dentist twice a year is important, but many of us do not heed that advice. One of the most common phrases that we think to ourselves is “That’ll never happen to me.” Well, guess what, the 30% of people over the age of 65 with no natural teeth left probably thought the same thing. Statistically, nearly 100% of adults suffer from some type of dental problem, Either Cavity or gum disease or Deposits in tooth or some or other form of disorders. The biggest drawback in Indian Scenario is we never think in preventive terms and always seek cure. We always think that we are not suffering from any symptoms so we need not to go to any doctor yet. But then by the time You start feeling symptoms, the damage had already been done. To stay up to date with your mouth’s health, visit your dentist at least twice a year.
Is this a rule??
Well there is no hard and fast rule to it nor its written somewhere but seeing the overall oral health status of world’s population it seems to be a general consensus among leading dentists all over the world that this is an okay time for regular visit. Few people may require even more frequent, or even less visits to Dentists.
Who May Need More Frequent Visits?
Most individuals can safely assume that two appointments per year will keep their smile healthy. However, depending on the case, some may need more or fewer check-ups. Those with particularly good home hygiene and slower plaque formation can easily get away with only one appointment a year. On the other hand, those with pre-existing habits or conditions may need to visit more frequently to ensure their mouth stays as healthy as possible. People who may need more check-ups include:
*Patients with Periodontal Disease
*Patients with Weak Immune Systems
If you’re ever unsure about how often you should visit, ask your dentist for their professional opinion.
What benefits will I get by regularly visiting dentists??
Problems can be detected and treated before they worsen.
By visiting your dentist often, you ensure that any problems are detected when they’re still minor and easy to treat. It’s a lot easier to fill a tiny cavity than it is to perform a root canal on a tooth that’s been allowed to decay for several years. Many problems, like cavities and loose fillings, don’t really cause symptoms or pain until they’re quite serious, so only your dentist can spot them early on.
Frequent appointments let your dentist monitor ongoing conditions.
In some cases, your dentist may spot a minor problem, like a weak spot in your enamel or a place where your gums are beginning to recede, and not know whether it’s going to become worse or correct itself. Seeing the dentist often allows him or her to monitor the progress of such issues and then recommend the proper treatments when and if they are needed.
Professional cleanings remove tartar.
When the plaque on your teeth is not removed, it hardens into a substance called tartar. Tartar contributes to tooth decay, gum disease, and discoloration, especially if it is not removed regularly. You cannot remove tartar with regular brushing and flossing. Your dental hygienist must remove it using specialized tools. Twice-a-year cleaning appointments ensure your tartar build up does not get too extensive, reducing your risk of cavities and gum disease.
Your dentist checks for oral cancer at each appointment.
Oral cancer is a very serious, often-deadly condition. The sooner it is caught, the better your chances of recovery. At every appointment, your dentist screens you for signs of oral cancer. If you have a dental visit every 6 months, you can be sure that if you do develop oral cancer, it is caught early. If you only see the dentist every few years, on the other hand, your oral cancer may be quite severe by the time it is caught.
At 32 Stars We care about your health and offer Membership Plans for individuals and family so that you are able to maintain an excellent oral hygiene and Stay free from any disease. Visit www.32stars.com or call 0755-4002520/9754854009 for any info on membership plans and any info on regular check up.
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