Whenever we talk about health, doctors, and more and more people in general, bring up a phrase that must not lose its vital importance because it is hackneyed; Prevention is better than cure.
However mild it may be, it is always better to take measures to avoid contracting an illness than to cure it. Even a small cold undermines our defenses and although in some cases it is temporary, it leaves us with certain consequences. AND when it comes to oral healthexactly the same thing happens and This is why it is so important to visit the dentist regularly.
Two little patients visiting our dental clinic in Valencia.
We give you an example. A disease like periodontitis can lead to tooth loss and wouldn’t it be better not to lose your teeth? The answer is more than obvious and go to the dentist at least once a year This will allow us to catch this type of disease in its mild phase, facilitating its treatment and avoiding greater ailments.
In the case of the treatment of periodontitis or gingivitis in its benign phase, a dental cleaning by a dental hygienist and a follow-up by your dentist would suffice, but you have to catch up in time.
The visit to the dentist
Basically the visit to the dentist is divided into two parts: dental check-up and cleaning.
During the examination, your dentist checks for the presence of cavities, bacterial plaque or tartar. Plaque is a transparent film that adheres to the tooth and contains bacteria that can attack the dentin, causing cavities. If this plaque is not removed regularly, it hardens into tartar, and tartar can lead to more difficult to treat conditions that would be prevented by regular cleaning at the dentist.
At the same time, with a special tool, your dentist sees if there is a problem with your gums by measuring the spaces between them and your teeth and detects if there is any inflammation that could be caused by an oral infection.
If necessary, your dentist will perform a dental cleaning. This type of cleaning can only be done by a dentist or dental hygienist in specialized practices. Many people believe that regular brushing and flossing can remove tartar, but this is not the case.
It is highly recommended Have your teeth cleaned at the dentist at least once a year. In the case of treatment or monitoring of diseases such as periodontitis or gingivitis, it will be the dentist who will determine the frequency of these cleanings.
Once this cleaning of the teeth (root scaling) has been carried out, the teeth can be polished with a gritty paste which helps to remove stains from the surface of the teeth.
Completely painless cleaning
Thanks to the specialized instruments and the expertise and experience of the doctors, even if it can be a bit boring, A dental cleaning is painless, requires no sedation, and the only side effect is a clean, healthy mouth.
In the case of healthy patients who maintain a good oral hygiene, the visit to the dentist can remain in the first phase. Many visits that we receive in our dental clinic in Valencia do not require additional treatment or cleaning, but are always absolutely necessary to prevent possible diseases of the mouth. And by the way, we see each other and we talk for a while. 😉
So do not hesitate. Visit the dentist regularly it’s not our hobby. We can anticipate possible diseases and avoid problems with your teeth. Don’t procrastinate. Ask now to visit your dentist.