It is shocking how many people neglect to have regular dentist appointments. There is not enough emphasis placed on oral hygiene in this society. However, there is a huge emphasis put on having a beautiful smile. The truth of the matter is that having a good smile is not as important as having good oral hygiene. Cosmetics take a backseat to overall health. That is why so many people have nice looking teeth but an unhealthy mouth in the process. Below is a list of three health benefits that are to be had by regularly seeing a dentist.
Less Risk of Oral Cancer
A dentist can not only help you improve your oral hygiene, but they can also monitor your mouth to make sure that you are not developing oral cancers. This is because oral cancer is something that is hard to spot and few people know how to spot it. It appears as indiscreet in the early stages. During these early stages, your Richmond dentist will be able to diagnose the problem and get you treated before it develops into something more life threatening.
Prevention of Gingivitis
Gingivitis is a common gum disease that results from poor oral hygiene. It is also something that can be easily prevented. A dentist can prescribe you prescription strength anti-gingivitis formulas that will drastically reduce your chances at developing this disease. They can do so because they have access to medicines that cannot be found in common drug stores. These over the counter medicines are not able to fix the problem completely.
Cavities are worse than one imagine. They are not just a decaying of the tooth. They are the result of a bacterial invasion inside the teeth. Less cavities means better oral health and reduction in life-threatening bacterial infections.