The Importance of Regular Dental Visits

We here at Carolina Emergency Dental see a lot of people who come to the dentist only when they are dealing with a dental emergency. Instead of practicing prevention, they end up on our chairs when they are in extreme pain and at the risk of losing a tooth. 

Here's why you should see a dentist every six months or at the very least once a year. 

Why You Should See the Dentist Routinely 

Here's how regular dental visits to a dentist near you can benefit your oral health:

  • Oral Health Issues Prevention 

At-home oral care is important for good oral hygiene, but your store-bought toothbrush can only do so much in removing plaque. Not to mention, tartar is impossible to remove with a regular toothbrush. 

With regular visits, the dentist removes plaque and tartar, cleans the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth, and gives your teeth a nice polish as well as a fluoride treatment. All this will help remove harmful bacteria and prevent the development of cavities and gum disease. 

  • You Can Detect Potential Problems Early 

The dentist will not only clean your teeth, but also look for potential issues like cavities, gum disease, and even oral cancer. Dentists are trained to identify these oral health problems in their early stages and offer swift care. 

  • Keep Your Smile Brighter 

With regular dental visits, you won't need to whiten your teeth as often. Professional cleanings will remove some surface stains, making your teeth look brighter and healthier for longer. 

  • Tooth Loss Prevention 

Oral health issues can be very tricky. A small brown dot on the surface of your tooth that you can barely notice can create a lot of trouble if not treated in time. Likewise, you may not be alarmed by a bit of gum bleeding while brushing but this can escalate to periodontitis. These are issues that increase the risk of tooth loss and that can be prevented with regular dental care. 

  • You Save Time and Money 

A dental appointment every six months or so for checkups and cleanings costs far less than a more complex and invasive treatment like a root canal or extraction. 

Think about it this way: you neglect your oral health and one or more teeth get so damaged that they need to be removed. Now, you need to consider restorative treatments like bridges or implants, which cost far more and take considerably more time than scheduling an appointment twice a year. 

What Should You Do Next? 

It's simple! If you live in Rock Hill, SC, or the surrounding areas, and are looking for a practice that offers both regular dental care and emergency dentistry, Carolina Emergency Dental is here to help. 

You can contact us online to book your appointment with one of our dentists. 

If you have a dental emergency, you can call us anytime at (803) 970-6080. We offer dental care seven days a week. 

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