Most people visit the dentist about once each year. As many as forty percent of Americans see their dentist less often. Some go for five years without seeing their dentist. At Sunflower Dental in Sun City, we recommend an appointment every six months.
There are a lot of reasons for having a checkup twice a year, some better than others. We searched around and found six good reasons to visit your dentist more often. Here they are…
1. Oral Cancer Detection
That’s right: cancer detection. Not many people realize the risk of getting cancer in their mouth or throat. Oral cancer is a serious problem. The risk of getting oral cancer is increased significantly for tobacco users, but the risk is there for everyone.
Dentists are trained to spot the signs of oral cancer, and regular checkups can mitigate the risk. Oral cancer is very treatable, but you have to catch it early. Frequent visits to Wildflower Dental can help you avoid this problem.
2. Cavity Damage
Everyone gets cavities. They are a fact of life.
The problem comes when they aren’t discovered early enough and the damage requires a significant fix. Early treatment of cavities can be less invasive, and even cosmetically favorable.
Visiting Wildflower Dental for regular checkups and cleaning can help you avoid cavities altogether.
3. Gum disease
Visiting the dentist more often means keeping an eye on the health of your gums. We can help you track the health of your gums and can prescribe healthful procedures to avoid or cure gum disease.
4. Bad Habits
Bad habits can have a negative impact on your oral health. Smoking, poor diet, biting nails and clenching teeth are among the more common.
Frequent visits to Wildflower Dental can help you track any potential harm you may be causing with bad habits.
5. Deeper Problems
Most of the reasons we have discussed so far involve oral inspection. However, we can look deeper with x-rays.
6. More Than Just Teeth
The professionals at Wildflower Dental are concerned about more than just your teeth. We care about your overall health.
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