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The importance of keeping up with regular visits to your dentist should not be understated. Having regular check-ups mean that any problems with your mouth can be detected, and you can receive advice on how to keep your oral hygiene at a good standard.

You shouldn’t only see your dentist when a problem arises; through regular visits, minor issues such as cavities can be fixed before they develop any further. Here are some of the benefits of attending regular dental appointments:

Fighting gum disease

A build-up of plaque and tartar will lead to cavities, and if left unchecked, it can even develop into gum disease. Once you are at this stage, the disease will begin breaking down the tissues and bones found inside your mouth and jaw. Therefore, it is important to have any painful sensations in your mouth checked by a dentist as soon as possible, as this can be a sign of cavities or gum disease developing. Advanced gum disease (periodontitis) requires a lot of care to resolve, meaning you may need to consult specialists and undergo surgeries or be prescribed medicine to fight it off.

Oral cancer

Oral cancer is highly destructive, usually hiding for years before showing up, causing harm and posing a severe threat to your wellbeing. However, dentists are trained to spot all of the early warning signs of oral cancer developing, so if anything is found, your dentist can flag this up with you, advise you on what to do next, and help you find any treatment that you may require.

Dental hygienists

Dental hygienists offer an excellent and valuable service within the dental surgery. They can offer advice on preventing issues such as gum disease or tooth decay and show you ways to keep on top of your teeth at home too. Dental hygienists usually offer a scrape and polish, which is effectively a deep clean of your teeth, removing any excess plaque or tartar that has built up over time.

Tailor-made advice and help for you

Dentists have been trained for years to provide their patients with the proper care, guidance, and advice, regarding their oral health. Through regular visits, you can get to know your dentist better and vice versa. This will allow your dentist to provide you with tailored advice for your specific needs over an extended period of time.

Your dentist should always be the first person you consult when it comes to your oral health, so if you are suffering from any oral related problems or would just like a check-up, contact your nearest Ascent Dental Care practice today!