Regular Dentist Visits
Top 3 Reasons For Regular Dentist Visits
Experts insist on the importance of visiting a dentist at least twice a year. Many people believe that maintaining oral hygiene is enough to ensure your mouth and teeth are healthy. However, there are many oral conditions that cannot be resolved by normal hygiene practices. Here are the top 3 reasons for regular dentist visits.
During your dental visit, your dentist will perform a dental exam. The signs of many health conditions first exhibit themselves in your mouth. A dental exam will help the dentist identify signs of systemic diseases like arthritis, lupus, and diabetes. This exam also helps your dentist detect oral health problems before they get out of hand.
Another important reason to visit a dentist is for dental cleanings. Even with regular brushing and flossing of teeth, you will still get a yellow dull color on your teeth. This arises because of plaque accumulation on the tooth enamel. A dental cleaning process known as scaling can address plaque accumulation. Scaling prevents bacteria from developing in your gums and also helps detect conditions such as cardiovascular disease and oral cancer.
Periodontal Disease Treatment
Visiting a dentist also helps you address periodontal disease before it blows out of proportion. Periodontal disease attacks your teeth and gums, which can lead to tooth loss. A dentist can either administer surgical or non-surgical treatment for periodontal disease.
Surgery is performed to treat areas where you have suffered significant loss of gum tissue. It also helps to reduce the depth of periodontal pockets. Non-surgical treatment is used for less severe cases of periodontal disease to clean the root surface of your tooth.
Book Your Regular Dentist Visits
South Holston Dental Designs is devoted to promoting oral health through diagnostic tests aimed at detecting oral conditions while they are still treatable. Call us at (276) 466-9800 to learn about our services and rest assured we will fit you right into our schedule.