3 Things You Don’t Know About A Dentist
Answer honestly: How many times have you visited the dentist this year?
We’re three-quarters of the way through 2019, and it is recommended that you visit a dentist at least twice a year to help keep your teeth and gums healthy. Many people don’t visit a dentist until they have or feel significant problems in their mouth, and are unaware of the importance and usefulness of a dentist. We’re here to change that misperception!
Here are three things you might not know about your dentist, and how a dentist can positively impact your overall health:
1. Teeth Restoration
When required, a dentist will perform important treatments such as diagnostic tests and screens for chronic diseases, biopsies and screening tests for oral cancer.
A dentist will examine every type of disorder in your mouth area, such as ulceration, discolorations, inflammations, and lumps or bumps – and then treat them accordingly. They can detect things beyond the naked eye, and are trained to screen for abnormalities.
2. Signs of Disease that Impact Your Overall Health
It is said that your mouth and nails are the mirror to your internal health! Never ignore what your teeth and gums are telling you, and use the help of a dentist to address any issues…early.
Your dentist will be able to help you identify major issues like cardiovascular disorder and diabetes. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends oral checkup as another way to prevent chronic disease. Learn and discuss health problems with your dentist, and by having your teeth and gums examined. Have questions? Don’t be afraid to ask! A quality oral health care professional will be happy to answer any questions – big or small, and help you achieve your oral care goals.
3. Tips & Tricks to Keep your Smile in Check
Dentists are experts in oral health care. They can show you the right way to brush and floss your teeth at home, and show you areas you might be missing in your daily routine. Dentists also work out as your perfect back up team, by removing any excess plaque and debris that you might have missed from brushing and flossing – one of the many reasons regular check-ups are so important!
A dentist will give you feedback on the condition of your teeth and gums, and can offer recommendations to improve the look and functionality of your smile.
Bottom line: Dentists are an important part of your oral hygiene care, and can help play a role in improving your overall health and well-being. Keep your smile in tip-top shape, and your teeth and gums as healthy as can be! Do some research in finding a dentist that you feel comfortable working with (for some tips and tricks, check out our blog page!) – your smile will thank you!
To happy, healthy smiles.
– Dr. Ed Lowe Centre for Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry