How do you avoid visiting the dentist too often? Go for a dental check up!
Remember that old saying: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. If you want to avoid unpleasant dental visits or costly dental treatment, a regular dental check up Lethbridge could be your ticket.
It’s all about preventive care?
Most people know they should brush and floss twice daily. The reason why you may have heard this over and over is because it truly is a key aspect of maintaining a healthy smile. Good oral hygiene contributes to strong teeth and gums, and, possibly, improved overall health. So take a few minutes twice a day to take care of your teeth.
On top of at-home cleaning, twice yearly professional cleaning is another important part of your regular dental hygiene regime. At these appointments, Lethbridge dentist Dr. Lachman will also perform a dental check up, looking for decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues. He may also take dental x-rays from time to time to see what’s going on under the surface.
Can regular check-ups translate to less visits to the dentist?
Like any dentist, Dr. Lachman wants you and your family to have the healthiest teeth possible. Regular, semi-annual check-ups starting when your child grows his or her first teeth can help to achieve this. The earlier we can help you take care of your teeth, the better chance you’ll have of spending less time in the dental chair. And the more time you get to spend doing things you really want to do.
Cavities are best dealt with as soon as you can
Cavities. Many of us worry about getting one, and, for a myriad of personal reasons, some people hesitate before seeing a dentist. The problem with leaving a cavity untreated is, when nothing is done, the cavity continues to grow. As cavities grow, the decay can spread to neighbouring teeth and grow deeper into the tooth. Small cavities often have no obvious symptoms, so, if you wait for pain to occur, you could be risking allowing the decay to form a bigger, deeper cavity.
Tooth pain due to cavities starts when the problem reaches the dental nerve deep inside the center of the tooth. If you have reached this point, don’t wait to see your dentist. Once the tooth’s nerve is implicated, it could die and a root canal may need to be performed in order to save the tooth.
Team up to keep gum disease in check
Gum disease is another oral health issue that can sneak in relatively painlessly. Even with regular, consistent at-home brushing and flossing, it is practically impossible to remove all plaque build-up yourself. Plaque hadrens quickly into tartar and can create infection and inflammation in your gums causing them to recede away from the tooth.
Left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss and, potentially, general health problems as well.
That’s where our dental hygienist comes in. With specialized tools, we are able to get into all the nooks, crannies and tight spaces between your teeth, helping to keep plaque, tartar, infection and inflammation away.
Practice preventive care with a dental check up Lethbridge
Keeping your teeth and gums healthy with preventive care that includes a twice yearly dental check up Lethbridge can help you avoid painful and costly dental treatment down the road.
- The sooner a cavity is diagnosed and treated, the greater the likelihood the filling will be smaller, and the more natural tooth you will retain
- By keeping your gums free of bacteria and inflammation, the better your oral health can be