The importance of seeing a dentist at Iris Dental and why regular visits are important for your overall health.
Why See an Iris Dental Dentist?
When people think of their health, they often overlook their dental health. Whether you have a problem or not, taking care of your dental and oral health should be an important part of your general healthcare.
Many people are apprehensive and even downright afraid to visit a dentist resulting in their teeth going unchecked and professionally uncared for, for many years. This often leads to unnecessary problems which could negatively impact their overall health.
It is important to seek dental care on a regular basis to not only ensure that your teeth and mouth are well cared for but to also prevent problems from occurring in the future which can cause a deterioration in your health and well-being.
The importance of visiting a Dentist
Dental visits should be an important part of your personal healthcare maintenance plan. Your oral and dental healthcare can (and will) impact your overall health which is why it is so important to make sure you take care of your teeth and mouth both at home and professionally.
Dentists perform professional cleanings to remove any plaque or tartar that may have built up over time. This will help you avoid cavities, gingivitis, and many other dental diseases, which can ruin your teeth and mouth.
Your dentist will be able to give you a thorough examination, checking your teeth and mouth for any problems. They will then be able to advise you on how to best treat the issue, so you can keep flashing your best smile no matter what.
Why You Should See Your Dentist Regularly
There are many benefits (such as good dental and overall health) to visiting your Iris Dental dentist regularly, which is why it should be a priority for you and your family.
- Detailed examination: Your dentist will perform a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, mouth, and facial area during each visit. This examination will allow your dentist to pick up on any dental problems and help you correct it before it gets much worse.
- Cleaning: Brushing and flossing twice a day will certainly go a long way in keeping your teeth healthy and clean however regular teeth cleaning done by a professional should be included in your dental care routine. Your dentist will perform a thorough cleaning using the appropriate tools to remove any plaque, tartar, and dirt build-up on your teeth. If left untreated, this build-up can cause greater problems such as tooth decay, cavities and gum disease which could cost you a tooth (or teeth!) and will be more costly and time-consuming to correct.
- Preventative care and advice: Your dentist will not only clean your teeth and correct any issues, they will also offer you advice on how to properly care for your teeth through correct cleaning methods and appropriate diet (such as avoiding sugary foods and drinks which can break down the enamel on your teeth, leaving it susceptible to damage and decay).
- Gum care: If left untreated, gum disease can cause havoc in your mouth and result in the loss of multiple teeth, infections, etc. Gum disease is caused by the build-up of plaque and tartar which can erode the gums and cause an infection (known as gingivitis). Your dentist will be able to quickly identify gum disease and help prevent it. In severe cases, surgery may be required to correct this problem which can be avoided altogether by regularly visiting your dentist and getting your teeth professionally cleaned.
- X-rays: During your initial dental check-up, many dentists will perform an x-ray to check what’s going on beneath your gums. These x-rays are imperative in identifying compacted teeth, bone decay, swelling, cysts, tumours, etc. which cannot be seen by the naked eye.
- Oral cancer screening: Cancer is a scary illness to face and it is stated that early detection can make a big difference in its successful treatment. Your dentist will be able to perform an oral cancer screening which involves carefully examining your mouth and neck for any abnormalities. If something suspicious is found, your dentist will remove some of the cells for testing (a procedure called a biopsy). Detection of oral cancer in its early stages is vital in overcoming it, which is why is it so important to regularly visit your dentist for check-ups.
- Head and neck too: Dentists are not only responsible for checking and treating your teeth and mouth. During your examination, your dentist will also check your face, jaw, and neck areas for any abnormalities, which could be indicative of an underlying medical condition.
- Protects overall health: Poor oral hygiene can lead to a number of dental and oral diseases and issues, which could, in turn, negatively affect your overall physical and mental health. Visiting a dentist regularly will help you avoid many unnecessary dental and oral problems, leaving you able to keep smiling brightly.
Visiting Your Iris Dental Dentist
Visiting a dentist is instrumental in not only keeping your teeth healthy and clean but helping maintain good oral and overall health as well.
Our team of professionals at Iris Dental understand the fears associated with visiting a dentist and is why we take the utmost care and consideration when examining and treating patients.
If you have never visited a dentist before, now is the time. You should also consider visiting your dentist regularly, not only for the reasons stated above, but to help you become accustomed to the process and to connect with your dentist and their team (especially if you are afraid).
Make dental and oral care a part of your healthcare routine to ensure a happier and brighter smile.
Get the dental and oral care you and your family need with Iris Dental in Point Cook , Victoria to find out more or book an appointment contact our friendly team today!