Why go to the dentist?

You’ve probably been asked this question many times with the idea of ​​avoiding at all costs going to the dentist. These visits are feared by many people, but they are necessary for good oral health. Do not be afraid! The visit to your dentist is important to have a healthy and radiant smile. Here we tell you what to expect during a visit to the dental office and what is a dental evaluation or review.

If year after year you leave aside your visit to the dentist as something you do in the future, it is time to reconsider. Maybe you do not want to go see your dentist because you’re afraid of needles and the noise of the machine.

But do not fear! Today’s oral health professionals have many tools at their disposal, together with their professionalism; we guarantee a visit with the minor discomfort (pain) as possible. Also, how do you know what will make the dentist if you’re not going to see it? These fears may be making you delay a very important visit that can save you many toothaches.

What is an evaluation or dental checkup?

A dental examination allows your dentist to examine your entire mouth, including your lips, your gums, your tongue, and your teeth and bones that support your teeth. Moreover, during the review your dentist can check for caries (bites), plaque or if your gums are in good health.

How often do you visit the dentist?

It is recommended that you go 2 times a year. The first visit to the dentist young children should be before they are 3 years old.

What happens during the visit to the dentist?

If this is the first time you go, you’ll have to fill out a questionnaire about your medical history. This is because some dental procedures are done in different ways according to certain health conditions, for example if you are allergic to certain antibiotics, or if you have any heart problems, a heart valve, a coagulation, etc. The dentist or dentist should also know if you have any chronic medical condition (such as diabetes), as this may affect the bacterial content of saliva and the health of your mouth in general.

The dentist will examine your face and lymph under the jaw to see if they are swollen, indicating an infection. Also check your bite, use a mirror to examine your tongue and other soft tissues found in your mouth. With a sharp tool called a browser, the dentist will examine tooth for tooth decay and seeking to determine whether there fillings or crowns.

To help, the dentist could, in the first visit take some X-rays or X-rays to see in detail how are your teeth. X-rays can check for decay, bone destruction and other problems that require treatment. In addition, X-rays allow us to see the position of the teeth, and indicate whether to make any corrections.

To examine whether you have gingivitis or periodontitis (gum disease) the dentist uses an instrument to measure the distance of space-if any between the gums and teeth. Red, swollen gums (swollen) and bleeding, indicating that you can have gingivitis or periodontitis.

The dentist will ask you about your cleaning routines as oral hygiene is reflected in the amount of plaque or calculus is in your teeth. If you have cavities or other diseases in your mouth and on your teeth, the specialist will make a professional cleaning.

Why is it important to get a professional cleaning at least twice a year?

Professional cleaning means that you do not do at home with a toothbrush, dental floss and mouthwash. It involves a visit to the dental office because it is deeper. This type of professional cleaning is recommended to maintain good health of teeth and gums. The main objective is to remove plaque-the soft stuff that accumulates around your teeth and your gums – and calculus or tartar, a hard substance that forms when plaque is not removed by brushing and the use of silk or floss. The calculus or tartar is removed with a sharp instrument. Then your teeth are “polished” with a non-abrasive substance. Hence you leave with a feeling of freshness and a renewed smile.

I hope now that you know a bit more about what makes a visit to the dentist, stop it aside. Fear not, visit your dentist regularly is the best way to prevent and treat any problem having your teeth. Furthermore, not only about looking a beautiful smile, which is important, is it healthy Apostate to your oral health!