|Dental Facts for You to Remember|
|It is not uncommon that a person may feel anxious about going to his / her dentist. In fact, there are lots of people, who are even afraid of visiting dentist office. However, here are the facts, with the help of which everyone be able to put himself / herself on the right path to good oral health and these facts will also help people in avoiding having dental problems in their future.|
Dental check ups include oral cancer screenings
When the person goes for the regular dental check up, the dentist, along with the hygienist also screens him / her for any signs of oral cancer. In accordance with the statistical data, every hour someone dies of oral cancer in the United States. Therefore, it is necessary to point out, that this serious disease, which usually pertains to the area of the mouth, lips or throat can be highly curable, in case if it is diagnosed treated during its early stages. Still, in order to lessen the risk of oral cancer, or to avoid it completely, everyone should visit the dentist for regular check ups and avoid using tobacco – containing products.
Gum disease, which is also known as periodontal disease, influences your overall health
It is considered that gum disease is one of the main reasons of tooth loss in adult people; moreover, it has been discovered that there is a link between periodontal disease and heart diseases and strokes. In case if the condition is diagnosed during the early stages (the very beginning of a gum disease development is called gingivitis), it is possible to be treated and reserved; however, when there is no treatment conducted, begins the following stage of the disease, which is more serious and advanced, and which has the name periodontitis. This condition already includes bone loss. Therefore, the best prevention against the beginning of a gum disease is considered to be brushing the teeth two times a day, flossing on a regular daily basis and getting regular and overall check ups and cleanings.
Dental cleanings and check ups are extremely important
In order to maintain good oral health and hygiene, everyone should go to his / her dentist for regular check ups and cleanings. Thanks to these regular check ups it becomes possible to prevent or notice during the early stages such unpleasant or even dangerous health conditions, as cavities, gum disease, oral cancer, root canals, etc. This is why nobody should wait up until there is a problem before seeing the dentist, and everyone should help the doctor prevent any possible problem before it occurs.
Brushing two times a day helps to keep the cavities away
All the plaque, which is considered to be the reason of cavities development, is removed in case if the person brushes his / her teeth in a proper way and at least two times a day. As for plaque, it is the name of a soft and sticky substance, which gets accumulated on the teeth enamel from food debris and bacteria. In addition, it is also important to have flossing every day, as flossing helps to remove the plaque form between the teeth, where practically no toothbrush can reach. It should also be noted, that removing the plaque from the teeth helps not only to prevent cavities, but also gum disease.