The yearly check-ups at the dentist are not just about getting your teeth cleaned. But the regular visits are important because the dentist does much more than polish and clean your teeth.
During the yearly visit your dentist examines your teeth to see if there have any cavities or if your mouth have any symptoms of gum disease. If you go to the dentist on a regular base your dentist may find any eventual mouth or teeth related diseases early and treat them before the become comprehensive. For example can early-stage oral cancer or the beginning of periodontites be detected at a yearly check up.
During the examination the dentist check your fillings and make sure they are secure, they also can treat oral conditions that causes dry mouth and a bad breath. The dentist or the hygienist can help you maintain good oral hygiene habits.
Dental problems is usually divided into two groups, gum disease, which is a chronic bacterial infection. The infection affects both the gum and the bone that is supporting the teeth. The other group is tooth decay, which is the destruction of the enamel.
It is important to pay regular visits to the dentist because your ovareall health is linked to the health statues of your mouth. Research has shown that gum disease in linked to both heart disesases and diabetes.