Why Taking Time to Visit Your Dentist for Preventative Care Could Save You Time And Money Later
If you only take time to see a dentist when you are experiencing pain or discomfort due to a cavity or some other dental health issue, you are doing your dental health (and your pocketbook) a disservice. While many of us lead hectic lives, seeing your dentist for a regularly scheduled exam and cleaning can save you time and money later. Patients in the Burlington, Ontario area trust their preventative dental care needs to Dr. Thelam Nguyen and the team at Tansley Woods Dentistry.
Seeing your dentist for regularly scheduled exams and cleanings is cost-effective and time-saving. It allows your dentist to detect any potential dental health issues at the earliest stages. For example, through a routine examination, your dentist can find any small cavities that will require a simple composite tooth-coloured dental filling to fix. Small cavities may not cause discomfort, so if you are not going to your dentist regularly, you may not realize you have one. As time passes, this cavity will grow due to advancing tooth decay, leading to much more expensive and time-consuming treatment. A dental crown or root canal may be needed when tooth decay is extensive. Both are more expensive than a routine filling and could require multiple appointments.
Preserve Your Smile with Regular Cleanings
Many individuals may not go to their dentist regularly because they feel that their at-home regimen is adequate. Even if you are brushing, rinsing, and flossing regularly, there are still areas of your mouth that are hard to reach. These areas are challenging to clean, and because of this, bacteria can accumulate. Plaque will build up and, when not cleaned, turn into harder to remove tartar. Long-term results are tooth decay, gum disease, and more. It is recommended that you see your dental team twice a year, once every six months, for a regular examination and cleaning. Doing so allows troublesome bacteria, plaque, and tartar to be removed before they can cause significant damage to your oral health.
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