Are your teeth and mouth healthy because you take care of them daily? This should not excuse you from going to the dentist! An annual walk in dentist is the fact recommended, to detect and treat certain infections and oral problems in time 1. A habit that the French still have difficulty getting into. Only 52% of them consult their dentist at least once a year 2.
WHY WALK IN DENTIST REGULARLY?
Dental plaque, which is deposited on the surface of the teeth, is composed of salivary proteins, bacteria, complex sugars and acids. Brushing, flossing and daily mouthwash can limit its deposition. But if oral hygiene is not diligent, dental plaque sets in and thickens over the long term. With the accumulation of mineral products contained in saliva, it will transform into tartar.
When tartar has formed, nothing can dislodge it except the dentist’s tools. Tartar is one of the factors responsible for gingivitis and tooth discoloration. It is therefore strongly recommended to walk in dentist regularly.
A REGULAR VISIT
The role of the dentist is to prevent and cure. He will first read:
- characteristics of your mouth;
- your eating habits;
- possible medication.
The objective? Advise you on good habits to adopt for your mouth and help you adopt the right actions on a daily basis. He will be able to remind you of brushing technique, advise you on daily mouthwashes, etc.
Make an appointment with your dentist every 12 months. Note that walk in dentist are strongly recommended for young children.
DESCALE TO PRESERVE
The dentist will be able to take advantage of your visit to offer you scaling in order to prevent the appearance of gingivitis. Scaling consists of removing tartar plaque by scraping or using an ultrasound device and then polishing the cleaned surfaces to restore shine to the teeth.
CARE TO CALM
Dental care calms and prevents cavities from getting worse. The carious process does not stop without action from the dentist. The earlier cavities are discovered and treated, the longer you will keep your teeth healthy.