The Importance of Regular Dental Visits

Regular visits to your family dentist in Burlington are key to helping you build a bright, healthy smile that will last a lifetime.

Most dental professionals will recommend visiting their family dentist for a routine cleaning and check-up about twice each year.

Regular dental visits are the best way to find and fix small problems before they become big problems.
Many common dental problems can easily be treated if they’re caught early. These problems include:

• Gum disease
If you’re experiencing red, puffy and/or overly sensitive gums, chances are you have gingivitis, or gum disease. If this is the case, it’s important to see your dentist right away, as early-stage gum disease is very easy to treat (and even reverse) through proper oral hygiene including brushing and flossing. If left untreated, it can develop into periodontal disease which is permanent. Periodontal disease cannot be reversed – it can only be managed to slow-down progression and control infection. Advanced periodontal disease can result in tooth loss and bone loss in the jaw.

• Cavities
Regular dental visits give the dentist and hygienists at Teeth R Us Dental Care the opportunity to assess your teeth for any decay that may be starting and treat it before the tooth enamel erodes and decays enough to develop cavities. Regular dental appointment can also include x-rays, which will identify small cavities before they grow into larger ones that require more invasive treatments.

• Discolouration
Our teeth develop staining and discolouration from activities that are part of our everyday lives, including the consumption of dark-coloured foods and drinks like coffee and red wine. Your regular dental visits provide the opportunity for you to talk to your dental healthcare team to learn about your options for whitening and brightening. The earlier you start, the less treatment you will need to get your teeth back to their natural bright shade.

• Oral cancers
Dentists and dental hygienists are specially trained to spot the signs and symptoms of oral cancers. During your regular dental visits, your dentist in Burlington will examine your mouth, face, and neck, looking for these signs. Most oral cancers can be treated when they’re caught early, helping you live a long, healthy life. Unfortunately, failing to identify the cancer early means giving it more time to develop and grow, reducing the chances of successful treatments.

The team of professionals at Teeth R Us Dental Centre in North Burlington are specially trained to examine your mouth and identify any problem or abnormalities. If you’re overdue for a dental checkup, call us to schedule an appointment today. Our office is conveniently located at Appleby Line, just North from Dundas Street in Burlington. Ample, free parking is always available. We would love to look after your smile.