Why You Need A Regular Dentist Appointment


How often do you go to your dentist’s appointment? Once every few months? Once every few years? For the average person, a dentist’s appointment isn’t something on top of their list. Whenever they get any toothache, their first option would be to take some pain medications. That comes despite the fact that if they’re feeling pain anywhere else in their bodies, they will rush to the nearest doctor to figure out what’s going on in their bodies. So why do we keep taking our teeth for granted? 


Perhaps many of us just don’t believe it’s that important to go to a dentist, especially if you aren’t complaining about anything at the time. So, no matter how many times you hear dentists saying that your regular checkup is quite important, you just think it’s a complete waste of money. Maybe you’d change your mind if you knew that those dentists were actually right. 


You do need a regular dentist appointment, and here are 7 reasons why it’s important:

To solve your teeth issues

Obviously, if you’re complaining about certain issues in your teeth, then your dentist will be able to help. The reason we felt it was important to mention such an obvious factor is that many of us leave our teeth issues, hoping that they’ll just get better on their own. If a body can fight a cold virus and get better, then surely our teeth can get better too, right? Actually, no. In fact, if you leave teeth issue untreated, it will stay the same. Sometimes it will even get so much worse, and fixing that will be even more painful. 

Check-ups and cleaning

Even if you’re not suffering from any pain in your mouth, keeping regular on your dentist’s appointment is important. During any regular checkup, your dentist will do two things: check up on the state of your teeth and clean them up. The checkup includes making sure that both your teeth and your gums are healthy and devoid of any issues. The dentist will also go over your tongue, throat, face, and neck to check for any signs of infection. Sometimes early symptoms can show, and it’s always better to early detect the issue and prevent its progression. The dentist will also clean your teeth from any accumulating substances such as plaque or tartar, and then get them polished and flossed. 



Preventing plague

Many of us are culprits of forgetting to brush our teeth regularly. The issues that arise from this crime go beyond bad breath and public humiliation; they could damage your teeth. As the remains of food get stuck in our teeth, bacteria start to accumulate. This forms a thick film of bacteria, known as the plague, covering our teeth. If this plague remains for extended periods of time, it can turn into tartar. Tartar causes discoloration in the teeth that doesn’t go away even by brushing them. By visiting the dentist regularly, you can prevent the onset of the plague, and get the formed tartar removed by scaling. 

Preventing gum diseases

One of the perks of regular checkups is that you’ll catch any symptoms of infection or disease early on. This will offer a great deal of help when it comes to gum diseases, as when they develop, they can make your life a living hell. Imagine not being able to chew, drink, or ingest your favorite food and drinks! Gum diseases can manifest as red, swollen, and very painful gums that interfere with your daily life. Your dentist will give you beneficial advice about keeping your gums healthy and strong. 

Saving money

Preventing diseases and dealing with infection as early as possible will not only keep you healthy and full of life, but will also be extremely good for your wallet. If you were skeptical about paying regular visits to the dentist because of their cost, the article at Columbia River Dentistry entitled “What does a dental implant cost on average?” explains and simplifies these costs, and you can do the math yourself. Did you know that the price of one synthetic tooth can start from $3,000 and go up to $5,000? Depending on the severity of the issue, another mini-surgeries might need to be done to implant the new tooth successfully. We’re sure you don’t want to go there, do you?

Know about good dental health habits

Your dentist is the most qualified person to advise you about good habits to take care of your dental health and hygiene. That goes both ways for those who fail to do any dental rituals and those who overdo their “good habits.” We’ve gone into a lot of details regarding failing to brush and floss your teeth, but do you know that you could be harming your teeth by brushing them? There are also many DIY solutions to get brighter and whiter teeth, many of which could eat the enamel (the outer white layer) of your teeth. 



Keep your confidence

Failing to keep good dental health and hygiene might not bother you too much at first, and perhaps you can endure the pain. But eventually, it takes a toll on your life in different ways. Once you start noticing a yellow film covering your teeth, you’ll be more self-conscious about your smile. Bad dental hygiene will get you in many awkward and extremely embarrassing situations. You don’t have to go through all of this. Keep your smile magnificent, and keep your confidence along with it. 


We’ve all felt skeptical about going for regular checkups for our teeth at one point or another while completely unaware of the risks we’re taking. Regular checkups at the dentist’s office are indeed important, and that’s for so many reasons. Your dentist will be able to instantly solve the issues you’re complaining from, and she/he’ll also provide regular checkups to make sure everything is in order. They’ll be able to catch any signs of infections and diseases early on, providing you with suitable treatment, preventive measures, and adequate advice. This will save you lots of money in the future, and it will also help you keep your confidence.