It doesn’t matter if you are 2 years old, 22 years old, or 122 years old — your oral health is important! According to the American Dental Association, 100 million Americans fail to see a dentist each year. Did you know that routine dental exams and good oral hygiene can prevent most dental diseases?
Regular visits to the dentist are important because we can help spot oral health problems early on when treatment is likely to be simpler and more affordable. For example, if not treated at the proper time, a simple tooth filling will eventually decay to the point of needing a crown or even a root canal. Because some diseases and medical conditions have symptoms that appear in the mouth, detecting these signs early by the dentist is also very important.
Some common symptoms that are cause for you to visit the dentist include:
- Teeth are sensitive to hot or cold
- Gums bleed when you floss or brush
- Difficulty chewing or swallowing
- Family history of gum disease or tooth decay
- Jaw pops or is painful to open and close
- Headaches in the morning
Regular dental visits will help prevent problems from developing, even if you don’t have any those listed here. It is recommended that you have a professional cleaning done every 6 months. At Rossen Dental, we have several times available for you and your family throughout the week.