Oral Health and Genetic Risk Factors

Don't Wait Any Longer: 3 Services You Need From Your Dentist

If you've been ignoring your dental care, you're putting your teeth at risk for problems. If you're not experiencing any dental pain, you might think you can avoid the dentist. Unfortunately, that's not the case. Ignoring routine dental care puts you at risk for a variety of dental problems. Before you postpone your trip to the dentist any longer, read the list below. You'll find three services you can get from your dentist that will help you avoid dental problems down the road. 

Orthodontic Care

If you've had a few crooked teeth since you were a child, you might think it's too late for corrective procedures. Luckily, that's not the case. Crooked teeth can create several problems for you. First, crooked teeth can harm your self-esteem. Second, crooked teeth can cause speech problems. Third, crooked teeth can cause nutritional problems. This is especially true if the problem interferes with your bite. Finally, crooked teeth can cause pain. This is especially the case if you bite the inside of your mouth. Or, if your crooked teeth are caused by overcrowding. You can prevent those problems by seeing your dentist for orthodontic care. 

Dental Cleaning

If you can't remember the last time you had your teeth cleaned in a dentist's office, it's been too long. You might think that bruising your teeth at least twice a day is all you need. Unfortunately, that's not the case. Your dentist does more than brush the surface of your teeth during an office cleaning. They also clean below the gum line, and between your teeth. This process removes all the plaque and tartar that can harm your teeth. It also helps protect you from gum disease, which is a leading cause of tooth loss. To keep your teeth clean, and to prevent gum disease, schedule a dental cleaning at least twice a year. 

Cavity Repair

If you've got a cavity, and you haven't had it repaired yet, you could be looking at serious dental problems. Cavities might start out as tiny holes in your teeth, but they don't stay that way for long. Without proper care, cavities can develop decay. Once your tooth decays, you could develop tooth pain or abscesses. If you wait even longer for dental care, you could lose your tooth altogether. Luckily, there is a way to avoid all those dental problems. You can have your dentist repair the cavity right away.

For more information, contact a dentist near you.