Ignoring a toothache or other dental problems isn’t a good idea. In fact, if you ignore bleeding gums or a cracked tooth you will be up for more than a simple filling or professional cleaning.
According to your dentist in Delray Beach, dental problems will not get better by themselves. Small cavities get larger and gum disease gets worse.
Below are four dental problems that will happen if you don’t go to the dentist for regular dental checkups.
1. Tooth Decay and Cavities are Bad Dental Problems
While brushing twice and flossing once a day helps keep dental plaque under control you will need professional cleanings a couple of times a year.
Plaque, that sticky film that forms on your teeth, will convert to tartar that can only be removed by your Delray Beach dentist. Leaving tooth decay to its own devices will allow bacteria to take over creating tooth decay that is so bad that it requires extensive treatments such as a dental crown or root canal therapy.
2. Dental Problems and Gum Disease
If your gums are swollen, tender and bleed when you brush, floss or eat schedule an appointment with Dr. George Sanchez.
According to Dr. George, gingivitis, the mildest form of gum disease, can be cured if treated quickly. If gum disease is not treated, it will eventually lead to periodontitis. Periodontal disease can be controlled, but not cured. Periodontitis is also the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.
3. Overall Health Problems and Oral Health
During dental checkups, Dr. George will thoroughly examine your mouth looking for any signs that could indicate overall health problems and of course dental problems.
Finding these issues early, helps prevent more serious problems, such as oral cancer, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke and kidney disease.
4. Stained Teeth are Just the Beginning
Drinking wine, tea and coffee and enjoying foods like spaghetti and curry sauce will stain your teeth. While good oral hygiene habits will keep tooth staining to a minimum, regular professional dental cleanings will remove stains. Professional tooth whitening is also recommended for badly stained teeth.
If you would like more information regarding oral health or dental problems, call and talk to your Delray Dentist today.