The Importance Of Regular Check Ups With Your Dentist

The Importance Of Regular Check Ups With Your Dentist

Whilst many people will happily and willingly make regular appointments for medical check-ups with their doctor, nutritionist, or physiotherapist, for example, when it comes to making an appointment for a check-up at their dentist, they invariably find an excuse to avoid it.

There are many reasons for this phenomenon, such as a genuine fear of the dentist, or that they feel guilty that they have not been following effective dental care and know that their teeth and gums are not in the best condition. Whatever the reason, the problem with not having a regular check-up is that any issues that might have been resolved by your dentist easily and quickly, could now be far more serious.

Any fear one might have of Dentist Perth, be it the noise of the drill, or the sensation of it as it cleans and polishes your teeth, will be of nothing to the length of time you might have to spend with your mouth open whilst you dentist tries to put right all the issues that have built up over time.

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The Truth About Whether Dental Implants Are Painful

There can be few people who will boast that they have never once been fearful of going to dentists. Even if their very first memory as a child visiting the dentist was hearing their drill make that high-pitched whirring noise as they started polishing their teeth, everyone has surely taken pause for thought, and no doubt felt somewhat fearful of what was about to follow.

Sadly, for some, they carry that fear of dental treatment all the way through into adulthood, and to this day, break into a cold sweat at the very mention of a check-up at their dentist. For some, it will still be the noise of the drill, but for others it is pain which they fear most, and that applies whether it is their dentist causing that pain, or any other medical professional for that matter.

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Why Flossing Is An Essential Part Of Your Dental Care

Speak to an experienced dentist such as Candlewood Dental Centre and they will tell you that no matter how often and how rigorously you brush your teeth, unless you floss too, your dental care is incomplete. This might seem strange to hear as from an early age it was drummed into us how important it was to brush our teeth at least twice a day. Isn’t that enough?

The truth is, unfortunately it is not. Brushing your teeth does a great job of removing plaque and getting your teeth clean where your toothbrush can reach, but the size and shape of toothbrushes mean they can’t reach every part of your teeth and gums. This means that particles of food get missed and become a magnet for plaque and other bacteria.

Think of it this way. Imagine you were building a wall using the square building blocks that young children play with. Let say you build it eight blocks high, by four blocks wide so you would need 32 blocks altogether…exactly the number of teeth most adults have. If you then had the job of cleaning the wall with a brush, it would be easy to reach all the outer surfaces all the way up to the top surface.

The problem you would have is trying to reach the surfaces of all the blocks that are adjacent to each other. It would be almost impossible to clean these and that is the same problem your toothbrush has when you brush your teeth. It can’t reach, and therefore can’t clean, the surfaces where your teeth are closely sat next to each other and thus the plaque remains untouched.

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