May 22, 2020
Regular dentistry is about much more than simply cleaning plaque off of your teeth. Your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body and is inextricably linked to your overall systemic health. While some people may want to avoid the dental chair because of cost or anxiety, going in for regular dental appointments can save you a lot of money in the long run. These are 3 reasons that your Grand Island dentist recommends going to the dental office at least twice a year.
1.) Emergency Avoidance
If you aren’t experiencing any dental pain or discomfort, you may think that there is no reason for you to see the dentist. However, this could not be farther from the truth. Dental pain is usually indicative of a very advanced problem that will require an expensive, potentially invasive procedure to fix. Regular dental appointments will allow your dentist to catch problems early and fix them before they become bigger issues. Things like cavities and gum disease can progress to abscesses and potential tooth loss if you allow them to go unchecked.
2.) Early Detection of Serious Conditions
During each of your appointments, your dentist will screen you for oral cancer and other severe conditions that you may not be able to catch on your own. If you aren’t being properly screened at least twice a year, these conditions can worsen and potentially be life-threatening if they are not caught in time. Frequent dental appointments will allow you to avoid the anxiety and cost that come from treating serious systemic conditions.
3.) Disease Prevention
The health of your mouth is intimately linked with the health of the rest of your body. A huge number of studies have linked disease in the mouth to conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. By allowing the health of your mouth to lapse, you are increasing the risk of developing these issues. Not only are they harmful for your body, but they can also take a toll on your finances.
Seeing your dentist at least twice a year is very much to your advantage. Spending a little bit of money for routine care can pay dividends in the long run. It will help you to avoid disease, dental emergencies, and help you to live your best life.
About the Author
Dr. CJ Stec loves bringing his patients to optimal oral health. He takes pride in being able to educate his patients and give them the tools that they need to take great care of themselves. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry and goes to great lengths to continue his education and provide the absolute best for his patients. He is a member of such prestigious dental organizations as the American Dental Association and the Nebraska Dental Association. If you’re interested in learning more about how dentistry can impact your life, he would be happy to speak with you. You can reach Stec Cosmetic & Family Dentistry at (308) 646-2014 or via email.
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