So, your teeth look good, they’re not hurting you, and you’re wondering if you really do need to go the dentist for regular check ups. Can’t you just go every couple of years? Well, the short answer is, no, says Clearwater Dentist , Dr. Jergins of ClearWhite Dental.
“Even if your teeth look okay, that doesn’t mean they’re healthy,” he says. “I’ve seen people in my office who have the most beautiful teeth who are unknowingly have gum disease.”
Plus, preventative care is a great way to save money in the long run. Just like getting your car’s oil changed. If you do the regular oil changes, you’ll avoid a big bill later. But if you skip those oil changes to save a few dollars, you’ll have a huge expense on your hands very soon.
So here are three reasons from a recent post about getting regular dental visits:
3 Reasons to Get Regular Dental Check Ups
1. The first reason is that the body naturally builds up plaque and calculus and if it’s not removed it embeds underneath the gum tissues and quietly causes periodontal disease. It doesn’t hurt but it silently produces enzymes that dissolve away the bones.
2. The second reason is tooth decay. A little cavity can be taken care of. A big cavity becomes a compound problem. In its biggest stage, it can cause suffering and swelling but also the loss of a tooth. We don’t want to lose teeth because that’s the main way of chewing food and our main support system. It starts a domino effect by putting more pressure on the teeth and causes more compounded problems.
3. The third reason is that there’s a strong correlation between gum disease and heart disease. Junk on the teeth produces billions of bacteria that ends up in the blood stream. While bacteria normally exists in the mouth, gum disease increases that level so dramatically increased that it gets carried through the blood and can end up lodged in the heart and clog blood vessels.
So even if you haven’t been to the dentist in a long time, you can still get the benefits of preventative care. Just call Dr. Jergins at ClearWhite Dental. He’ll be happy to see you!