Visiting the dentist is not only important for children (according to the CDC, 83% of children between ages two and 17 went to the dentist in 2014) but also very important for adults, too. There are many reasons to visit your local dentists, and not just for a quick teeth whitening.
Dentistry is one of the most important aspects of your health, especially to maintain confidence in your appearance. Nearly 74% of adults feel that an unattractive smile can harm their career successes.
Here are some of the top reasons to find a local dentist and see them regularly:
- Repair Damage Over time
Proper daily brushing and flossing is very important throughout your life; however, older adults are more susceptible to certain conditions. These conditions, such as plaque buildup and gum disease, can cause health problems down the road.
Not only that but tooth decay and decay of the tooth root can be common among older adults. It is important to see a dentist regularly to prevent these issues from worsening.
- Prevent Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissues that support your teeth, much like Gingivitis. However, Gingivitis is a milder, more treatable form of the disease, and only infects the gums. It can, however, lead to the more serious periodontitis.
Warning signs of this include bleeding gums, bad breath, red and swollen gums, or teeth that are separating or loose. It is also possible to have no visible symptoms, which makes seeing your dentist vitally important.
- Dentistry Impacts Overall Health
There is a strong link between oral health, especially good health, and a person’s general well-being. The condition of teeth and gums can impact nearly every other system in the body, including circulatory, digestive, reproductive, and respiratory. That means that maintaining good oral health can help you stay healthy overall.
Keeping your teeth and gums clean and healthy can tremendously help more than just your image, but the confidence boost is also a nice part of the package. First impressions matter, and good, clean teeth, and a healthy smile can do wonders.
If you think you should see a dentist, make an appointment as soon as you can. If you have any questions about dental health, seeing a dentist, or just dentistry in general, feel free to contact us.