As a general rule, it’s important to make sure your overall health is at the forefront of your daily life. We visit doctors when we’re sick, we stay in bed when we’re fatigued (or just need a mental health day binging on Netflix), and we try to adhere to a balanced diet as best we can (but who doesn’t love a little chocolate every now and then?). Making sure to exercise regularly, eat well, and get enough sleep are all things we think about on a day-to-day basis, so why is it that the general population allows the health of their teeth fall to the wayside?
Taking care of your teeth is more than just brushing and flossing two times a day, because no matter how regimented you are, there could be problems lurking under the surface. Regular dental visits will keep your pearly white smile at its most sparkly while also providing valuable resources such as oral cancer screenings, x-rays, and cavity prevention. Your dentist can help you catch any issues before they become something more serious, so there’s no reason to delay making that appointment!
Regular dentist visits also help deter icky sticky plaque and tartar, and help fight bad breath. Plaque, which is a clear bacteria that coats the surface of your teeth, will become tartar when it hardens. Tartar can’t be removed by brushing and flossing – no matter how great you are at hitting that two-minute-brush-time mark – and requires the help of your (amazing) dentist to rid your radiant smile of that sticky film. Additionally, tartar can evolve into an oral disease, so it’s important to keep up with removing it by visiting your dentist every few months.
There’s nothing better than feeling like your teeth (and breath) are fresh as a daisy, so finding some time to visit your dentist to get a thorough cleaning is something you’ll be happy you did! Dental cleanings have two major parts: an overall health check, and a deep clean. After your dentist removes plaque and tartar, they’ll use a gritty paste to buff and polish your teeth, leaving you with a gorgeous clean gleam! This particular step helps remove coffee stains (because even though that caffeine boost helps get you through your day, there’s always a little left behind on your teeth!) and expertly brighten your smile. There’s nothing better than that just brushed feeling!