Dental visits are one of the most important things you can do for your overall health. Like many things in life, preventative care is always preferred over restorative care. It is always ideal, no matter your age, to be proactive instead of reactive. For example, applying sunscreen this summer is a lot better than dealing with sunburns and needing to stay indoors and use aloe vera to heal the burn. One of the main reasons oral care is such a priority is because our teeth are pretty bad at signaling us when there are problems. The lack of nerves near the surface of our teeth often mean that by the time pain starts, a lot of damage has happened. If you live in Greater Boston or in the Revere/Everett area, please give us a call or click below to schedule an appointment. In the meantime, here are a few reasons to never miss your dental visit.
You might be an expert at brushing and flossing, and might never miss a day, but even with perfect oral care at home, nothing is going to beat going to a dentist. There are a few reasons for that. First and foremost, your dentist has a variety of tools you don’t have that can scrape and remove plaque, add protection, and strengthen your teeth. For example, dental sealants protects the chewing surface of your teeth and fluoride treatments provide an extra level of protection. Additionally, your dentist is trained in the best cleaning techniques and can identify any areas that might be getting missed.
The biggest mistake adults make about the dentist is not going because either “they don’t notice any problems” or “they brush and floss regularly”. A professional cleaning and exam provides a lot more than what any of us can do at home and a lot of dental problems are hard to notice with x-rays and an exam.
Did you know that not all “cavities” need fillings? Or rather, many cavities have stages where they are just beginning to form and can be treated with intervention instead of removal. Dental decay is a progressive problem. The longer your decay goes unnoticed and untreated, the worse the damage gets. This is why we recommend two visits that are spaced out at 6 months apart. 6 months is the perfect window to make sure that issues aren’t given time to grow and spread. By seeing the dentist twice a year you are preventing cavities from spreading deeper into a specific tooth or spreading to nearby teeth.
No. If you start noticing the signs of a cavity or gum disease, call your local dentist and see if you can move the appointment up a few weeks/months. If it is a dental emergency, like a filling fell out or a tooth is chipped, seek immediate dental services. But if you are just noticing some symptoms of dental decay, don’t let it get worse over the next few weeks or months, a quick dental visit within a week or so can help catch what is wrong and address it. You would much rather get one filling today than multiple fillings or a root canal in a few months.
Like parents, kids should see the dentist twice each year. There is nothing as important as a quick dental visit for their oral health. For adults, a dental visit can track your oral health and address any arising problems, for kids dental visits are even more important. A dental visit for kids can be an important time to learn better oral habits & techniques & to track the progression of primary and secondary teeth.
If you and your family live in Everett, Revere, Boston, or the surrounding area and you are looking for a great dental experience, give our team at All Pro Dental a call today to discuss our services.
No matter who you are, there is no reason to skip your two dental visits a month. Preventative dental care is one of the most important
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