Regular check-ups are one of the best medicines against dental problems. We grow up with the idea that it is normal to have toothache, cavities or any other abnormality. But this is totally false.
In the past, dental care was scarce so seeing oral problems and diseases was completely normal. Nowadays, it is common to maintain care but the diet has become more cariogenic. This is because we eat more times and more sugar.
How often do we have to have a check-up?
If we maintain good daily dental hygiene and a healthy diet, specialists recommend a check-up at least once a year. Unfortunately, it is unusual for both conditions to be combined.
The current pace of life and the quality of the food we eat mean that experts are recommending a six-monthly visit. Brushing our teeth after every meal, flossing and sugary products are conditions that we cannot always meet.
With two annual check-ups and some basic routines the chances of having oral problems drop considerably. Problems such as caries, gum disease or bruxism, among many others, are less likely to affect us.
What does a check-up consist of?
Regular check-ups with our dentist will begin with an examination of the teeth, gums and the entire oral cavity. After this, he will make a comparison with the result of the previous visit to check whether we have suffered any alteration that could pose a problem.
If a problem is found, you may ask us for dental x-rays to correctly diagnose any anomaly you may find. With these simple guidelines and regular check-ups we will manage to maintain excellent oral health.
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