Dental check-ups might not be at the top of your to-do list, but dental hygiene is vital for overall tooth and gum health. This blog post will also touch on how you can remedy any issues you might be facing early on.
It is recommended that you attend a dental health check-up every six months to maintain gum and tooth health.
You might think that brushing your teeth and flossing will maintain the health of your teeth and gums; however, this might not be the case if you have bad habits. Everything from smoking, to chewing ice and even biting your nails can damage your teeth. Other bad habits include:
- Brushing your teeth too hard
- Drinking coffee
- Continuous consumption of hard sweets
- Grinding your teeth
If you participate in any of the above mentioned, a dental health check-up will check on any damage done to your teeth or gums. If you are aware of what damage you are doing to your oral health, then you might be able to amend your lifestyle to accommodate the health of your teeth and gums.
Dental health check-ups also allow your dentist to detect serious diseases such as oral cancer. Oral cancer is not always diagnosed as the early signs are not visible; however, dentists have
been specially trained to detect the signs.
You might brush every day, use floss, and even mouthwash, but you can’t always reach certain areas of your mouth. You might not even be aware of plaque build-up, which is where your dentist comes in. Regular check-ups allow your dentist to clean your teeth to prevent tartar from eroding your teeth.
What you can do now
The Apex Dental Group aims to provide you with a high-quality level of care in a friendly and comfortable environment. If you have any questions about anything mentioned in this blog or if you have any queries in general, feel free to contact a member of our dedicated team.