Top 3 Reasons To See Your Dentist Regularly

Top 3 Reasons To See Your Dentist Regularly

Team General Dentistry

Receiving regular dental care is a must to protect your oral health. If you see your family dentist as recommended, you can catch problems at earlier stages, boost your overall health, and protect your beautiful smile.

Following are the top three reasons you should see your dentist on a regular schedule:

1. Save Time and Money

A small investment in oral health can prevent costly, complex problems. Regular cleanings, comprehensive exams, X-rays, and fillings can prolong your teeth's lives and save you from needing extensive work in the future.

When patients do not receive routine care, oral health problems can snowball over time. For example, filling a small cavity today may prevent a future root canal or extraction. Simple cleaning and paying close attention to home care can help protect you from developing gum disease, leading to bad breath, swollen gums, and tooth loss.

2. Boost Your Self-Confidence

Patients who have problems with their teeth have trouble sharing their smiles. They may cover their mouths when they smile or feel reluctant to let someone take their photo. It could affect their self-confidence whenever patients feel uncomfortable with how they look.

An attractive, well-maintained smile allows patients to relax and not worry about their appearance. They can proudly show off their bright smiles and spread positive energy.

3. Protect Your Oral and Overall Health

Dentists and physicians know that oral and overall health are closely entwined. Researchers link oral health problems like tooth decay and gum disease to heart problems, diabetes, stroke, and preterm birth, among other conditions.

Scientists believe that the connection between oral health and overall health lies in inflammation. Gum disease is a constant low-level infection of the tissue surrounding the teeth. Bacteria cause inflammation, which leads to stress on the immune system and the body as a whole. Controlling inflammation in the body leads to better overall health.

Oral health also suffers when patients undergo an extraction without replacing the tooth. The remaining teeth will drift and become crowded or gapped, raising the chances of developing tooth decay and gum disease.

Frequently Asked Questions About Family Dentistry

What is the best form of tooth replacement?

Dentists consider implants the premium tooth replacement method. Implants keep your remaining teeth from shifting and protect jawbone health. However, if a bridge or partial denture is best in your situation, we will recommend them.

Can I get a dental crown in one day?

Yes, we offer the CEREC system for same-day crowns. We digitally design and create your crown on the same day, allowing you to save time. A CEREC crown and a traditional crown are of equal quality.

Call Paramount Dental Arts

If you have not visited your dentist in some time, please know you are welcome in our practice. We can help you improve your oral health and protect your overall health. Please call our Clifton, NJ, office at 973-777-1772 to schedule an appointment or request one below.