Most people dread going to the dentist and only visit when they have toothache. Prolonging the experience, however, is more likely to cause greater harm to your teeth costing you more stress and damage to your bank account than if you visit on a regular basis – the general recommendation is every 6 months.
By visiting your dentist regularly they are able to pick up on any changes to your teeth, catch any signs of decay at an early stage so your tooth should be saveable rather than having to be removed as well as giving your teeth and gums a good clean to remove the build-up of plaque and tartar that hasn’t been eliminated by brushing and flossing alone.
Not only this but you will be able to ask any questions you have about your oral health, address any concerns and get hints and tips on how to improve your brushing routine.
Regular visits will also mean that any problems such as gum disease and cavities will be spotted early at an easily treatable stage rather than leaving it to develop which, if left for too long, can cause the loosening and eventual loss, of all your teeth.
And last, but my no means least, by you visiting the dentist regularly you are showing your children that there is nothing to fear so putting them at ease too and reducing their stress and fear of the process.