We all give at least some thought to our smiles every day, as we fulfill our daily requirement to brush and floss. For many, however, this is where the thought process pertaining to the health of teeth and gums stop. Because the smile is intimately connected to the way we perceive one another, tending to the specific needs of the mouth comes with huge rewards.
Dentists teach their patients, from the earliest possible age, the necessity of regular dental check-ups. For years, these kinds of messages have fallen short, millions of people around the world still have very little idea of the importance of taking care of teeth and gums with at-home and professional treatments.
Dr. Shah is a dentist in Eastvale who makes it as easy as possible for everyone to receive the dental care that will improve his or her oral health and smile. In our practice, even those who might normally avoid the dentist can undergo treatment, thanks to the inclusion of sedation dentistry techniques. Whether you need a filling or a root canal, Dr. Shah is concerned with your overall comfort level. A comfortable patient is a happy patient, and we believe that there is no reason dental visits should be unpleasant.
Visiting your dentist every six months, as recommended, allows for the early detection of any possible oral conditions such as tooth decay or gingivitis. This early stage of gum disease is reversible, but can progress to a point that the gum tissue becomes damaged if more than six months passes between dental check-ups. Tooth decay progresses at a rate that can be easily treated when check-ups are maintained at the six-month mark. Waiting a year or more between visits to your dentist leaves a great deal of room for bacteria to damage the teeth – damage that could have been prevented.
We all like the idea of keeping the teeth and gums healthy, so that discomfort and the subsequent need for restorative treatment can be avoided. To keep your smile as healthy and beautiful as it can be, brush at least twice a day, floss at least once a day, and be sure to see your dentist twice a year. These steps make an enormous difference in the level of your oral health.