You may be thinking that since you take excellent care of your teeth at home, you do not need to see a dentist. Worse still, you may be assuming that since you are not experiencing any pain in your teeth, a trip to the dentist is a complete waste of time. However, these assumptions are false because most dental problems, including cavities, gum disease and oral cancer do not become apparent or cause pain until they are in more advanced stages. Regular dental checkups will ensure that any dental problem is detected and treated at an early stage. Below are some of the benefits that can be derived from regular visits to a dentist in West Covina.
Not only will having your teeth cleaned professionally by a dentist give you a sparkling white smile, it will also reduce the risk of getting a heart attack. Study shows that poor oral hygiene increases the chances of getting gum disease which leads to chronic inflammation, which in turn causes the hardening of arteries, which can lead to heart attack and stroke. In addition, professional cleaning will eliminate plaque and tartar that may cause oral diseases. These are not taken out through regular tooth brushing.
Prevention and treatment of cavities
Cavities, which are caused by bacteria, are characterized by holes in your teeth. As the holes get bigger, the nerves of the teeth are infected, causing toothache. Regular visits with your dentist will ensure that the cavities are detected when they are tiny, rather than waiting for them to get bigger and risk losing your teeth or undergoing painful root canal treatments. In addition, taking your kids to a dentist will allow the dentist to seal up their permanent teeth as soon as they come in, to prevent cavities from forming in the first place.
Prevention of gum disease
Gingivitis is the most commonly known gum disease. Without treatment, it advances to a more serious stage called periodontitis. However, if gingivitis detected early enough, it can be reversed, thus making regular dental checkups indispensable.
If you are looking for a reliable and affordable dentist in West Covina, contact the office of Dr. Bhatt and associates, for West Covina Family Dentistry and for such other services as cosmetic dentistry, cleaning and preventive care, periodontal and orthodontic treatment, and restoration.