Your oral health is important, and if you have not seen your dentist for a while, you could be asking for problems.
According to Colgate, some dental problems will not give you any pain or symptoms. Your dentist explains that cavities, gum disease, and even oral cancer will not show any signs until they have reached a more advanced stage. Because your dentist will also give you an oral cancer screening during your regularly scheduled dental appointment, it is imperative that you see your dentist once or twice a year.
When you schedule an annual or twice yearly dental appointment with your dentist, your teeth and gums will be checked to make sure that they are healthy. If you do have any issues that can be taken care of immediately, your dentist will either fill the cavity on the spot, or schedule an appointment for a root scaling and planing if you are suffering from gum disease.
During your dental appointment, your dentist will also ask if you like your smile. If there are things that you are not particularly happy about, your dentist will discuss cosmetic dental procedures that you may want to consider.
People who have healthy teeth and gums may want to consider cosmetic dental procedures including porcelain veneers, tooth colored fillings, or tooth bonding. If you have missing teeth, your dentist may also recommend dental implants if you are a good candidate. Dental implants really are the best option for missing teeth, as they are just as strong, if not stronger, than your natural teeth. Dental implants are better option than dentures, which can slip or be uncomfortable.
Start 2016 off the right way and schedule an appointment with your dentist who can give you a clean bill of dental health for the new year, and who knows, you just may want to consider a cosmetic dental procedure that will take your smile over the top. Call and schedule an appointment today.