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5 Reasons Why Dental Check-Ups Are So Important

Many wonder why they need to visit the dentist if they take proper care of their teeth and their oral health looks and feels fine...




At Willow West Dental in Guelph, Ontario, we highly recommend everyone visit a dentist at least every 6 months. Even if there are no obvious complications, an oral examination and hygiene appointment is required. WHY, well because the dentist can see beyond what our eyes can see and can prevent an unnoticed problem from becoming a much more serious one.


Here are 5 reasons as to why you should make your regular visits to the dentist. There are many more reasons, but here are just a few.


1. Oral cancer early detection


Believe it or not, dentists find unnoticed oral cancer cases every year. With an oral examination the dentist can spot any problems immediately and take the necessary actions.

2. Professional teeth cleaning


Regardless of how long you brush for, or how often you floss or what you eat, there are some areas in the mouth that are missed during your oral hygiene routine. This can lead to plaque, tarter built up and cavities.


3. Gum disease


Gum diseases progress over time and could eventually result in tooth loss. Visiting the dentist on a regular basis allows the dentist to monitor the situation and provide you with a treatment plan.


4. Checking for other dental problems


Dentists use advanced and innovative technology to check beneath our gum surface for problems our naked eye cannot detect. Dental X-rays can reveal bone decay, tumours as well as any other dental destructive diseases.


5. Prevention of a root canal procedure


Root canals can be costly, but when the damage hits the nerve a root canal cannot be avoided. Visiting the dentist regularly can help you avoid a root canal procedure. With a healthy and good oral health maintenance at home and through dental check-ups you can say bye-bye to root canals.


Make time to take care of yourself and your oral health. Contact our Willow West Dental office for a dental consultation today!

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