Why do I need regular checkups? Do they really help prevent dental problems?
Did you know dental pain is the last sign of any dental disease? This means you would never know there’s a problem until it hurts. When your tooth hurts, it is probably an advanced stage problem. Advanced gum disease, the kind where bone disintegrates around your teeth, doesn’t really cause pain until 95% of the bone is lost. By then, the tooth will become loose, and fall out – yet, you may not feel a thing. But there are a few warning signs such as your teeth beginning to spread or bleeding gums to mention a few.
Tooth decay is no different! Even before you ever feel pain, bacterial acids would have dissolved your tooth enamel, dentin and probably, reached the pulp. That’s when you’ll begin to feel the pain. Research studies of the arteries on patients with plaque build up showed that it stemmed from dental plaque.
The dental plaque is a soft glue that bacteria create to hold on to your gums and teeth. This, in turn, attracts hard water deposits and becomes very hard only removable with dental instruments. However please do not try removing it yourself. By the way, bleeding gums are the only way these bacteria can enter your heart.
Routinely brushing your teeth and flossing is very friendly to your heart! Do you need a better reason? We will help you not only keep your teeth but by extension preserve your general health.