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Why We Go to the Dentist

Posted on 10/25/2021 by Evan
Why We Go to the DentistPeople are creatures of habit, meaning that we often find ourselves doing the same things over and over again, sometimes without knowing why. Going to see the dentist could be one of those things. Oftentimes we see the dentist twice a year, schedule the appointment, and do not think about it again until we go back later in the year. However, there are some very good reasons to go to see the dentist, and to do it as often as we do.

Dentists Do What We Cannot

One of the most common reasons we go to the dentist regularly is for plaque, tartar, and cavity detection. How our teeth and mouth feel give us a brief idea of our oral health, but a dentist provides a more detailed and descriptive look that allows us to know things early on, before they can cause too much damage. The deep cleanings we get at the dentist help get rid of the buildup of tartar or plaque, and can get rid of cavities when they are small.

Another reason to see the dentist is for gum diseases. Similar to the abovementioned items, gum disease is a sneaky thing that can creep up on you before you know it. It is best to prevent gingivitis and other diseases like it before they get bad. Dentists know exactly what to look for and how to tell if we have gum disease, and if so, how bad.

Finally, dentists have access to technology and learning that allows them to detect oral cancers or other problems we would be completely unaware of. X-Rays and other machines can help dentists spot any issues before they even arise, allowing us to be confident in our dental health. If you are lacking a regular dentist, please contact our office.

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