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Why should you see the dentist?

Many people don’t go to their dentists or miss them altogether. Many people skip dental appointments or avoid them altogether for various reasons, including fear, cost, and the feeling that it is futile. Regular dental visits can provide you with peace of mind. The mouth is an enormous space that can’t be seen or reached. A dentist is able to gain complete access to the area and performs a thorough exam.
These are the main reasons you should visit the dentist, if you’re in the “what’s the point” group.

1) Plaque & bacteria

We’ve already mentioned the fact that brushing alone doesn’t suffice. This is also true for flossing, and using mouthwashes. Regular visits to your dentist can prevent plaque from building up. This is especially true for hard-to-reach areas or those that are difficult to see. It becomes more difficult to remove plaque as it builds up, so it is even more crucial that you see a professional.

2) Early detection of oral carcinoma

Dentists are trained professionals who can detect and treat oral cancer. Dental professionals are trained professionals and can spot problems with the mouth as quickly as doctors. Regular visits to your dentist will allow you to monitor any changes and detect problems as soon as possible.

3) Gum problems

Gum problems can affect anyone at any time in their lives. Many of these issues can be easily treated at home using simple remedies or lifestyle modifications. Advanced gum problems can cause bleeding, swelling, and even tooth loss. Sometimes early gum problems can be overlooked as they don’t always show symptoms. A dentist can check your gums, as well as your teeth. Preventative work can be done sooner than you think.

4) Examen of the head and neck for lymph nodes

Dentists not only check your teeth and mouth but also the surrounding and associated areas such as the jaw area. Any changes or abnormalities may be hard to spot for an untrained individual. While lymph nodes can become swollen, they are usually a symptom or painless sign that problems could go untreated for a long period of time. These areas can be checked quickly and often.

5) X-Rays

It is impossible to take your own radiograph. It is clear that some parts of the mouth are hard to reach. And, perhaps even more importantly, there are areas that cannot be seen with the naked eye. X-rays enable the dentist to see beneath the surface of the gums or mouth. This makes it much easier for them to detect problems.