Don’t skip your dentist appointments, here’s why

Everyone is back from their vacations. Work is piling up and calendars are filling up. The “To-Do” list keeps getting longer. As each day gets busier, you may be tempted to skip your next dentist appointment. However, going to the dentist regularly is a vital part of maintaining good oral health. Here’s why.

Catch problems early

Your dentist is able to spot early signs of tooth decay, cavities, gum disease and other oral health problems. The dentist can also help save teeth before they become rotten, and need to be pulled out. When a tooth is pulled, your smile can easily shift and change. That’s why it’s best to care for and keep the teeth you have!

Visit the dentist twice a year and it’s more likely that they’ll catch those warning signs before it’s too late. Then, they can help create a plan to get your teeth in top shape. 

Get a deep clean

There’s a reason your teeth feel so fresh after a visit to the dentist. They have the tools and knowledge to clean your teeth and gums more thoroughly than you can at home. The dentist will floss, brush and scrape the plaque from all the crevices you’ve been missing. 

X-rays are another important component of a dentist appointment. X-rays will help catch cavities and areas of decay before you can. They’re part of the deep clean and preventative care you only receive by visiting the dentist regularly. 

Learn what you can improve

The dentist can tell you what areas of your dental care routine need improving. They’ll recommend ways to care for gum disease, early tooth decay and prevent cavities. They can also recommend the right products for sensitive teeth, and show you how to floss between tight teeth. 

The dentist can teach you how to best care for your oral health on a daily basis. This is one of the biggest benefits to visiting the dentist regularly! 

Ready to visit the dentist again? Book an appointment with Jackson Dental today by calling (573) 243-5200 or stopping by Jackson Dental’s office at 3100 E Jackson Blvd., Jackson, Mo.