Have you been dreading the dentist? Perhaps you have an appointment coming up and you are wondering if you should go. Perhaps you are not experiencing any issues and wonder if it is worth the trip. Perhaps you are unsure if dental health is even important. Don’t worry, these are all great questions that the dentist Lexington KY would like to answer for you. Keep reading to learn more.
Cleans your teeth
The first reason why going to the dentist is a good idea is because it will allow the dental hygienist to clean your teeth. When you leave the dentist do you ever notice how great your teeth feel? They typically just feel overall so much cleaner. That is because they had a proper cleaning. No matter how great you clean your teeth daily, you probably do miss spots. The dental hygienist is able to get into those spots you missed and do a better job than you ever could. When they do this prevents plaque from building up and will even help your teeth to stay whiter. Make sure you go see your dentist every 6 months and get them cleaned too.
Helps with an overall healthier you
Having a healthy mouth means you have great oral health. Having great oral health means that you have great overall health. When you are taken care of your mouth properly this will help your overall health. That means that you should brush your teeth two times per day and floss every day. A small issue within your mouth can make a huge difference to your overall health. It may not seem like it since it’s such a small area, but it really can. Going to the dentist on a regular basis will help you to have better overall health including oral health.
Did you know that if you see your dentist when a cavity is just starting they can help you and stop it in its tracks? In fact, they can make it so that it doesn’t turn into a full cavity. If you didn’t see your dentist right away when it was developing you may not know (because it may not start to hurt yet) and that would mean you end up having a full cavity. On top of that, there can be times when you still don’t realize you have a cavity and put it off longer. This means that more harm can be done to your tooth including needing to end up getting it extracted. That is why it’s important to go see your dentist regularly. If you are experiencing any pain, make sure that you see them as soon as that pain starts to occur so that they can help make a small issue stay small and not become a larger issue. As well, if you see your dentist on a regular basis they may be able to catch an issue you didn’t even realize was a problem going on.
When you go to the dentist you typically have your x-rays done either the first time you visit or once every year. These x-rays not only show what you cannot see, but what the dentist cannot see too. This is another important reason why you should see your dentist regularly.
Feel more comfortable
Let’s face it, many people don’t enjoy going to the dentist. They don’t feel comfortable seeing the dentist and they even fear the dentist. This is more common than you realize. Going to the dentist on a regular basis allows you to feel more comfortable with the dentist. You can form a relationship with them so that you feel more comfortable speaking with them.
If you have any questions when you are not at the dentist you may be wondering about them. Going to the dentist on a regular basis allows you to ask the dentist regularly any questions that may be on your mind or that may be going on in your mouth. This will help you to not only feel comfortable but allow you to ask questions that you may not have been able to before if you were not seeing your dentist every 6 months.
As you can see, there are so many different reasons why going to the dentist on a regular basis is beneficial. It not only will help keep the pain that may occur away but it will also help your mouth stay a lot healthier. Of course, as you say, there are many other reasons than that too.
If you are ready to schedule a dental appointment as it’s time or you may not have been in a while, give us a call today. We look forward to hearing from you.