In this busy life, People hardly save time for oral hygiene. Brushing is not sufficient to maintain healthy teeth and gums. As there are some spaces between that are left without cleaning even after brushing and flossing. That’s why you need to visit a dentist at least twice a year. Moreover, dentists also examine teeth and gums to look for other dental abnormalities. The dentist can monitor oral hygiene by comparing the situation of your oral health with the previous checkups.
Plaque is a sticky form of bacteria formed by the leftover food stuck between the spaces of teeth. It cannot be removed completely by brushing and flossing. Over time if it is not cleaned, it accumulates and gets solidified. This is known as tartar. Furthermore, this tartar can cause cavities and holes in the tooth which will result in tooth loss. In such cases, you have to go for dental bridges or implants to treat the damaged tooth. The process of removing tartar is known as scaling. The dentist uses a small mirror and dental instrument scalar to remove this tartar above and below the gum line.
Avoiding dental checkups puts your gums at risk of gum infection. This causes swelling and bleeding in the gums. The advanced stage of gum infection can damage soft tissue and destroy the bone supporting the tooth. The plaque accumulates around the gum line and thus forming deep pockets in the gums. The dentist will clean all the tartar and plaque around the gum.
Oral cancer if not treated on time can become a life-threatening disease. In the dental checkup, the dentist will examine your mouth and check all the signs of oral cancer. Common signs are red or white patches in the mouth or swelling in lumps or mouth sores. Moreover, it can be cured and treated if diagnosed in the earlier stages.
Plaque in the mouth and gum can cause bad breath. It is formed by Food particles stuck between teeth and around gums. And this can only be treated by removing the tartar. No toothpaste or mouthwash can give you relief from bad breath. Although it can freshen your breath temporarily for some time. Emergency Dentist Basingstoke removes the bacteria by removing the hardened plaque or tartar. Thus a regular dental checkup can give you a fresh breath.
Summing up, regular dental checkups can save you a lot of money and from discomfort. If problems like oral cancer or gum infection are diagnosed in later stages, then treatment will cost you more money and can cost you teeth also.
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