Regular dental care is important because it helps keep your teeth and gums healthy. During a dental checkup, a dental professional will assess your overall oral health, remove any plaque and tartar buildup and polish your teeth.
Gum disease and tooth decay can be prevented with regular dental appointments.
Periodontitis (gum disease) occurs when gums become infected. Bleeding gums and painful chewing are often symptoms and if left untreated can lead to tooth loss. Regular dental care is important because a dentist can easily identify the first stage — gingivitis (gum inflammation) — and provide advice and deep cleaning to help it from developing into full-fledged gum disease.
When plaque buildup is mixed with sugar, it creates an acid that destroys enamel and can cause decay. Brushing and flossing at home can help prevent decay, but it’s recommended to have a thorough professional cleaning to keep plaque and tartar buildup under control. A dental hygienist can also provide tips to help properly brush and floss at home.
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