Have you ever wondered why dentists recommend you to take up routine dental checkups? Amid a fast lifestyle, cleaning your teeth everyday is not enough to maintain a proper oral health. In fact, recent researches show that 3 out of 10 adults aged between 25 and 44 have untreated tooth decay, which in turn, results in cavities and leads to loss of teeth at a young age.
What are Cavities?
Often than not, people tend to ignore the importance of maintaining healthy teeth by flossing and brushing twice a day. This results in bacteria formation in the mouth which turns the food debris into acid and creates perforations in teeth. These perforations are known as cavities.
Harmful Effects of Cavities
If a cavity is left untreated, it will slowly affect the tooth’s health beyond the scope of conventional filling methods and can result in decay of a major part of the tooth. If the bacteria reaches the pulp chamber, it may lead to a painful infection (puss). While filling or root canal can be possible treatment in early phase of such cases, severe decay of tooth will leave dentists with no other option but tooth extraction!
Need for Routine Dental Checkups
As it is said, ‘Prevention is always better than cure’. Routine dental checkups can keep your your teeth and gums healthy, by early diagnosis of cavities. Routine dental checkups (twice a year) is necessary. It should be remembered that visiting a dentist twice in a year can be actually more cost-efficient than cavity treatments!
Your oral health is more important than you might realize. Researchers proclaim that the health of your mouth mirrors the condition of your body as a whole. Get in touch with us and get your routine dental checkups done! Let your teeth shine brighter and let us help to ‘spread smiles’.