We all know that we should go to the dentist every six months for a checkup, but sometimes, it’s easy to forget…
It’s not surprising if most of us have fallen behind on our regular checkups if you include a global COVID-19 pandemic as one of the reasons!
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Taking care of yourself includes scheduling a visit to the dentists and here’s why, according to The Whole U:
Prevent small problems from growing into larger problems
Your mouth is filled with activities that you can't always see… like that little area of decay between your teeth, plaque just below your gum line, or an impacted wisdom tooth.
Routine checks ensure that minor issues are checked and addressed to prevent later, more serious problems. Treating dental problems now will help avoid future tooth loss and that’s definitely a reason to smile!
General health and dental care are closely related
Taking care of your dental health contributes to your overall health.
Dentists may be able to identify other serious mouth diseases such as cancer, and early diagnosis gives the best prognosis and least invasive treatment.
Maintain a high quality of life
Your quality of life will suffer if you're in pain, uncomfortable, or ashamed of your smile.
Regular dental visits protect your ability to smile, speak, and eat by addressing any issues and ensuring all your healthy teeth and gums remain healthy!
Preventative care saves you money
Consider the financial benefit if your health isn't enough of a reason to prioritize your oral health.
Regular preventative care and other dental treatment are most likely covered by your insurance, and seeing your provider on a regular basis ensures that potential problems are identified early. By detecting problems early, you can avoid more expensive and invasive treatments later.
So, what are you waiting for?! Call your dentist now and book an appointment!