During your school days, do you ever wonder why did the nurse and dentist who had visited your school said it is best to visit the dentist every 6 months?
Nope, I had forgotten their advice but now I understood the necessity to do so.
Visit your dentist every six months once is the best way to make sure your gums and teeth remain healthy and strong.
The dental checkup allows your dentist to check for any problems, and to take precaution actions in order to prevent other suspected problems from developing.
If you missed out on your regular 6 months once dental appointments, you could be at risk of developing more oral problem than a perfect smile. Unforeseen diseases may occur if your gum or teeth problems are left unattended for a long period.
A quick dental checkup with your dentist enable him to check a range of serious health problems which may occur if delayed for years.
Reasons to go for dental checkup:-
•Mouth ulcers is the most common oral problem which occurs in kids and adults. The causes of mouth ulcers are insufficient of iron, folic acid, vitamin B12 or in rare cases, oral cancer. A dentist should make routine checks for red or white patches in the mouth or gums and swollen neck glands for oral cancer early symptoms. Most dentist would provide Oral paste or gel to cover up the white lesions in order to kill the bacteria. Do not use mouth wash when you are having mouth ulcers. You should either use salt water to gurgle each morning during brushing teeth time and after each meal.
• Bleeding gums can be a sign that you are in the risk of gum disease such as gingivitis. In some cases, it may be early symptoms or leukaemia or Crohn’s disease. Bleeding gums would risk losing your healthy teeth when the gums are weak, reddish in color and becomes weak to hold on to the teeth. Check out with your dentist what nutrition you need and how to prevent bleeding gums.
• Diabetics are prone to gum disease because these patients have more plaque on their teeth. Sweet food that are stuck in between the teeth and lack of flossing are the main cause of gum disease. Try to cut down sweet food such as candies, sweet pastry and biscuits that are easily stucky and goey.
• Early Pregnancy detector:A dentist can even diagnose if a patient is pregnant because pregnancy can show some distinctive changes in the patient gums. Hence, she will be advised on how to take extra care with her daily brushing and flossing problems for healthy lifestyle.
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