Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Oral Health: Why is a Dental Visit Important?

You might think that you no longer need professional dental services because you have the most expensive dental kit known to man – but you’re wrong. Even the most sophisticated toothbrushes and the strongest toothpastes don’t stand a chance against a plethora of dental issues, including discoloration, crowding, and impacted wisdom teeth. Simply put, your dentist plays an indispensable role in your oral health.
Dental visits usually have two parts: check-up and cleaning. Your dentist will inspect all areas of your oral cavity for any problems that need immediate treatment. While you diligently brush your teeth at least twice a day, you can’t be so sure that you’re free from cavities as there are areas your toothbrush may not be able to reach – and your eyes won’t be able to see. Your dentist will tell you right away if there are any issues that require treatment.

The second part – cleaning – isn’t like the regular brushing and flossing you do at home. In fact, the toothpaste you use, no matter how strong, isn’t enough to remove the stains that make your teeth look grayish or yellowish. To remove those stains, your dentist will perform teeth whitening or dental bleaching, which involves the application of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide.

If you’re having trouble visiting a dentist due to your dental fear, the dentist himself may provide a solution – the administration of sedatives. By doing so, you can go through complex operations without feeling the pain.


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