It’s not uncommon for people to postpone their scheduled visit to the dentist. They might regularly see other doctors, but delay a visit to the dentist. In any case, it’s really important to get regular dental check-ups and cleanings in order to avoid serious oral health problems.
At Healthy Smile Centre we focus on the prevention and treatment of gum disease and tooth decay, which are the main causes of tooth loss around the world. Having that in mind, here are a few reasons for visiting the dentist in Alexandria regularly and not only when a problem arises.
It’s all about your oral health
Tooth decay and gum disease are equally responsible for tooth deterioration and tooth loss. Our dentist will ensure that any cavities on your tooth enamel will be found and treated at an early stage. Visiting the dentist in Alexandria when the pain becomes unbearable is not recommended, because late intervention may cause tooth loss (not to mention the need for complex and expensive treatments).
Gum disease, on the other hand, is associated with other health problems. Whether the result of bad dental hygiene, genetics, or a combination of both, gum disease is easy to miss, especially during its initial phase. The longer plaque and tartar remain on the teeth, the more they irritate the gums, leading to the deterioration of the supporting bone around the teeth.
Moreover, patients with gum disease are more likely to sustain heart disease. It can also affect your body's ability to control its blood sugar. To cut a long story short, a visit to the dentist in Alexandria can save you from many oral health problems.
Early diagnosis and treatment of oral cancer
With many patients being diagnosed with oral cancer each year, the key to reducing the number of those affected is well-timed diagnosis and early intervention. Early diagnosis of oral cancer can be achieved with frequent visits to the dentist in Alexandria, preventing oral health complications and allowing actual treatment. Oral cancer is more manageable and has better chances of treatment when diagnosed at an early stage.
To schedule your next dental appointment, call us today.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.