For the majority of the people across the globe, health care including dental care is done on need basis. Only when, you have toothache, you visit your dentist. This approach to oral hygiene is not only bad for teeth, but it can also cause serious health problems. Following are the reasons you should visit to a dentist on regular basis:
Catches the issues early
We all know a popular saying “prevention is better than cure” but we hardly apply it in our real lives. A visit to dentist will enable him to catch small issues before they become large. Issues include cavities, impacted teeth and even gum diseases. All of these issues can become painful and potentially dangerous with the passage of time for our oral health, if not cured timely.
Prevent other health problems
What most people don’t realise is that their mouth can also have a major impact on their health. In short, they tend to undermine the impact mouth can have on their well being. One of the major issue dentist come across is gum disease. Gum disease largely occurs due to genetics and lack of proper care of mouth and teeth. People who suffer from gum disease are nearly twice as likely to suffer from heart disease as well. Regulation of body sugar is also a role played by it. Lately, dentists have found different types of plaque which link to a dangerous disease named Alzheimer’s. Hence it won’t be incorrect to say that a healthy mouth is important for a healthy body.
Oral cancer detection
Oral cancer is a very serious disease that manifests itself in many ways. As its early signs are unknown, it can quickly progress and may become life threatening. Hence, regular visit to dentist can help to stop it before it endangers life. A VELscope cancer exam is a pain free and non-invasive technique which catches visible signs of dead tissue caused by tumors forming by shining a special light inside the mouth.