We just can’t believe that 2020 has ended. Last year has been a tough year for all of us. Delayed treatments and neglected health were inevitable consequences and particularly the delayed dental treatment and poor oral health.
Researches prove that the oral cavity can be the main site for the spread of novel coronavirus.
Our teeth, tongue, tonsils and salivary glands can be infected by the virus and can be the reason for symptomatic and asymptomatic transmission specially while we breath, talk or cough and the poor oral health can worsen the scenario.
How many of you opt to schedule routine appointments with a dentist?
Do you know that it is recommended by the doctors to visit and consult a dentist every three months for routine examination in order to keep our oral health in check.
A lot of problems can be prevented from aggravation if we opt for the routine check-ups and regular examination.
If you have been avoiding to set an appointment, here are the top ten reasons why you should visit a dentist today.
1. Oral Health Impacts Your General Health Altogether
Many of us remain unaware of the fact that there exists a strong correlation between our oral health and overall health.
Poor oral health and hygiene can be the underlying cause of various health issues and can have drastic consequences.
Our mouth is a gateway to our body and eventually can serve as a source of inlet for many infections and diseases.
People with gum diseases and poor dental care are more likely to suffer from cardiovascular problems like stroke and heart attack.
Likewise, pregnant women with poor oral
health may have complications with gestation and delivery.
Other than that, poor oral health can result
in fever, sore throat and a general decrease in the quality of life.
2. Oral Cavity Can Be the Site for Evaluation of Underlying Comorbidities
Doctors or general physicians won’t generally look into peoples’ mouth as much as a dentist would
Our oral cavity can reveal symptoms of underlying conditions that we normally remain unaware of.
Few of the many conditions that a dental practitioner can spot during your regular dental check-up include Diabetes, Hypertension, Tooth Decay, and Damaged Tooth.
Identifying the signs at early stage can help you getting an early intervention and at the same time, it can save you from a lot of complications.
If you are planning to consult a dentist, now is the time.
A thorough oral examination can also spot the signs of oral cancer at an early stage.
Any sort of abnormalities can be detected through screening procedures under a dental practitioner which can be life-saving.
3. Are you Worried About your Facial Aesthetics?
How often do you appreciate a bright smile of models working for toothpaste ads and commercials?
There’s no denial about the fact that we all want to look beautiful.
Having a good oral hygiene and a big bright smile can add up to 70% to your facial aesthetics and make you feel more confident about yourself.
The junk food that we fail to quit almost every time leaves stubborn stains on our teeth and are
enough to destroy our self-esteem.
The only way to get rid of them is to regularly consult a dental practitioner.
Get your scaling done and say bye to the stubborn stains with the help of certain pastes that are only available to the dentists.
This would help to restore your natural teeth and would enhance your facial aesthetics and would eventually boost your self-esteem.
A lot of children are born with oral deformities and certain unfortunate incidents can result in
misaligned dental structures in later life.
Such deformities may affect the functional aspects of dental structures other than the general facial aesthetics.
Visit your orthodontist today for dental treatment and orthodontic treatments to get your malpositioned teeth and jaws aligned with the help of braces.
4. Inevitable Role of Oral Articulators in Speech
Oftentimes, people come with the problems in their speech to the Speech Language Pathologists
which on investigation indicates that the actual problem is due to the misalignment of articulatory
As fluent and accurate speech results from the synchronized movements of tongue, teeth,
lips and jaw so, even minor deformities can result in significant speech problems.
These issues can be sorted to move teeth by getting articulatory structures aligned by a dental practitioner which would aid in proper articulation and speech production.
Apart from this, prosthodontists also help infants and young children resolving problems related to
dental occlusion, missing teeth and realignment which eventually aid in the process of mastication
(chewing) and swallowing.
5. Dental Checkup and Treatment Prevents Periodontal Diseases
Taking good care of oral hygiene and brushing twice a day becomes more effective when combined with instructions for maintenance of oral hygiene and professional help.
It is physically impossible for us to reach certain tooth surfaces like back of our teeth and behind the front teeth.
It gives bacteria a chance to invade these areas and form a thick layer of plaque which can’t be removed by a simple toothbrush.
If this plaque stays in those places for longer duration of time, it will eventually cause gum diseases which increases the risk of losing teeth afterwards.
Gum diseases at later stages are extremely difficult to reverse and can lead to damaged tooth loss for which you will have to apply false teeth.
The bacteria which starts building up around the teeth causes bleeding gums and bad breath which are considered as early signs of gum disease.
A good oral health routine along with regular consultations with a periodontist will prevent the
plaque from building up and will keep your gums healthy throughout your life.
6. Saving Teeth Saves Money Too
By getting dental examination done regularly, there are more chances of catching a problem at early
Routine check-ups, x-rays of dental decay and scaling on timely basis can save you from complicated surgical procedures like root canal treatments, extraction, wisdom teeth removal, filling the cavities and other extensive surgeries which cost way more than the simple procedures.
So, basically investing in your oral health from the start saves your teeth and money both. Wise investment to make, right?
7. Psychological Impact of Oral Health
According to researches, our oral health has a direct correlation with our psychological health.
Having a good oral hygiene and health gives you the confidence of flaunting your smile and you feel
more comfortable in public.
Eventually, you start to develop the sense of confidence which boosts your self-esteem and improve your social and functional life at the same time.
On the other hand, there’s no denying that people are often bullied for how they look.
People would start calling a person by bad names if his/her oral hygiene is not up to the mark, if the dental
structures show deformities or he/she is having bad breath.
At the end of the day, this humiliation is
enough to shatter your self-confidence and make you start doubting yourself.
It can eventually lead to certain psychological problems like depression and social anxiety.
Hence, correcting teeth to improve your appearance isn’t a bad deal.
Therefore, in order to keep your mental health stable, you need to be more reluctant about your oral health.
8. Dental Treatment Saves You From a Compromised Work Life
The results of surveys reveal that a poor oral health can keep people from going to their jobs.
Relative dental pain and secondary infections can be a cause of serious sickness and to deal with that there are detailed treatment plans which can go on for an extensive period of time e.g. an extraction
procedure for impacted wisdom tooth can be very time-consuming and painful at the same time.
You can’t stay away from work for that long, right?
So, book an appointment with your dentist today to
avoid such complications and save your time.
9. Dental Treatment Helps Restoring Smiles
A lot of psychological, social as well as physical problems are associated with old age.
One of them being losing the confidence to smile.
If you’re dealing with tooth loss, now is the time to consult a dental practitioner and restore your smile.
Dentists use prosthetic devices called dentures with dental sealants which are specifically constructed to replace missing teeth.
Dentures can enhance your dento-facial aesthetics and
help you regain the confidence to smile again. You’re never too old to smile, right?
10. Fighting Phobias and Setting Example for Children
Most of us find dental treatment a painful process just because we have had an experience like that and we start associating the regular check-ups with pain.
This is not the case though. Unless we fight
back our fears, we won’t be able to overcome them.
Go for regular check-ups to desensitize yourself
and fight your phobias.
Also, take your children along with you so that they start making a positive association with routine check-ups and visiting a dentist.
At the end of the day, children are going to
replicate your behavior and if you face your fears with a brave smile on your face, you are definitely
going to set the best example for your children.
Dental Treatment Services at REPC
We at REPC offer a number of dental treatment services by using the latest technology as well as equipment.
If you’re planning to book an appointment for a dental treatment, do check the services of root canal treatment we are offering.
In order to have a detailed overview of various dental procedures, do go through our dentistry blogs covering:
Now, you have all the good reasons to book your appointment for a dental consultation, right?