We know there are a million places you’d rather spend your time than at the dentist’s office. We would tell you it hurts our feelings, but we understand. It’s not always seen as the most fun of places and we do have some noisy equipment, but whether you like it or not, regular checkups are essential to your health. Here are three reasons why:
You don’t want bad breath, which can be caused by gum disease and food that is lodged in hard-to-reach places such as between your teeth or in the back of your mouth. No matter how much you brush, or how good of a job you do, it’s nearly impossible to get your teeth clean on your own. However, dentists have special tools that make it easier plus they are able to reach those hard-to-reach spots.
You want a brighter, whiter smile. Regular teeth cleaning by a professional can remove stains caused by tobacco use, drinks such as coffee, tea or soda, and certain medications.
You want to keep your teeth. Harsh, yes, but it’s true. Poor oral hygiene can result in advanced gum disease, which could eventually cause your teeth to fall out or for you to have to have them removed.