5 Reasons to visit your dentist regularly

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Don’t wait until you have a problem to call your dentist, regular check-ups and good dental hygiene can prevent many dental problems and help you to maintain good oral health.

  • Help prevent Gum Disease — Gum disease (known in the early stages as gingivitis) is one of the main causes of adult tooth loss. If this is not discovered and treated at an early stage, the disease can advance to periodontitis.  Key factors in preventing this disease are regular check-ups, daily flossing and twice a day brushing.
  • Help prevent Oral Cancer — during your check-ups ask about screening for oral cancer. Early diagnosis is highly curable.
  • Help to avoid tooth loss — by visiting your dentist regularly (every 6 months) and preventing gum disease you are more likely to keep your natural teeth.
  • Help to prevent dental emergencies — your dentist will be able to detect early signs of problems with teeth or gums and early detection of broken fillings, cavities and gum disease means that they are more easily treated. Untreated, sometimes root canal treatment and tooth extraction are the only options available.
  • Help to maintain good general health — Gum disease has been linked to more serious diseases such as stroke, heart disease, pancreatic cancer and more. Preventing gum disease can help promote overall good health.


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