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Dr. May Yazji-Corey and Associates 
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By Miracle Dental Center
September 26, 2014
Category: Oral Health
Tags: gum disease   Dental Visits  
People are often reminded that it is important to visit the dentist regularly, but the full reasoning is not always explained.  Since many people have an intense fear of the dentist, it helps to know why it is important to go to the dentist on a regular basis, as it may encourage otherwise nervous individuals to make a dental appointment. 
According to the American Dental Association (ADA), people should visit the dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup.  In other instances, some people may need to visit the dentist more often if they are identified as “at risk.”   If you have not visited your Cooper City, FL dentist in the past six months, you should probably make an appointment immediately. 

The Importance of Regular Dental Visits

Family Dental ImageThe primary reason you should visit the dentist is to keep your teeth in excellent health.  During a tooth cleaning, a dental hygienist can be much more in depth than you can at home.  Your dentist has specialized equipment, which is designed to remove plaque and tartar while cleaning all around the tooth.  The dental hygienist can also offer you tips and suggestions for keeping your teeth healthy.  After your cleaning with your hygienist, they will typically let your dentist know how the session went in order to address specific issues. 
Most dental problems do not become painful or visible until they are highly advanced.  By going to the dentist regularly, your dentist can keep an eye on your teeth with the help of dental x-rays and a physical examination.  Your dentist can identify problem areas that are at an increased risk of developing complications, and treat it before it worsens.  Your dentist can also identify the need for gum grafts, braces, or other measures to protect the health of your mouth. 
If you visit your Cooper City dentist regularly, you will avoid high-risk dental infections because not only are cavities painful, they are also dangerous for the health of your mouth.  With a cavity, or tooth decay, the infection can spread to your bloodstream, which can lead to septicemia.  Early detection will save you pain, money, and potentially serious health problems. 

To Prevent Disease and Complications

Gum disease is one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss.  If diagnosed in its early stages (gingivitis), it can be treated and reversed.  If treatment is not received, a more serious and advanced stage of gum disease called periodontitis may follow.  Regular visits to your dentist for checkups and cleanings; daily flossing and brushing twice a day are key factors in preventing gum disease
Additionally, according to The Oral Cancer Foundation, someone dies from oral cancer every hour of every day in the United States alone.  When you go for your regular dental checkup and cleaning, your dentist and hygienist will also preform an oral cancer screening, which is highly curable if diagnosed early. 
Visiting your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings can help prevent many dental complications; as well as to help you maintain optimum oral health.  Don’t wait until you have a toothache before you call your dentist.  Set up an appointment now with your Cooper City, FL dentist for a proper cleaning and examination to ensure the health of your smile.

Keeping track of you and your family’s dental appointments can be challenging. How do you make sure everyone gets their six month checkup? We would be interested in hearing any tips you may have!