3 Times you shouldn’t Skip going to the Dentist

Categories: General Dentistry

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The dentist…the one doctor that seems to be difficult for most people to see on a regular basis. Although there are multiple reasons for not going to your dentist, like the smells, sights, sounds, and financial concerns, it is a critical step to ensure the health of your teeth.

At Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry, we want to make sure you know why these three dental appointments are so vital to your overall healthcare. When making and keeping these dental appointments, you will save both time and money in the long run.

  1. For routine checkups and cleanings

Brushing your teeth and flossing twice a day is something we should do on a regular basis. When you brush and floss your teeth, you are removing food debris, plaque, and biofilm, which are the leading culprits of tooth decay and gum disease. By not removing these substances, you can cause damage to your teeth, mouth, and overall health.

You’re an avid brusher, flosser, and mouth rinse user, you say? Even the most careful and detailed teeth cleaning can leave behind plaque and tartar build-up in those hard to reach areas where only professional tools will be able to tackle the problem. So even if you take excellent care of your teeth, it’s still necessary to visit Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry to see a dental hygienist and dentist get your teeth cleaned and checked for any additional problems like cavities that may need treatment.

  1. When you have a cracked, chipped, or broken tooth

Date night at the movie theater, and you’re sharing popcorn with your loved one. You accidentally bite down on a kernel, and “OUCH!” You break a tooth. It’s never the perfect time to break a tooth. However, it’s always the perfect time to get it fixed.

When you leave the cracked, chipped, or broken tooth exposed to food and bacteria for too long, it will begin to cause additional damage to the tooth and potentially to other teeth as well. It’s critical for you to get to a dentist right away if you suffer from any damaged teeth, even in the absence of pain. Your mouth and your wallet will thank you.

  1. When you feel pain in your mouth

Your teeth should not hurt you. However, if they do, it’s usually a sign that something is wrong such as an uneven bite, teeth grinding at night, or you have an infection in your mouth. Sometimes the pain can seem so strong that nothing relieves it. Any time you feel pain, whether great or small, it should be checked by the dentist to discover the problem and get a solution. Ignoring the pain will only make it grow worse, and the damage can cause other issues in the future as well.

By keeping these three appointments, you can prevent many leading causes of tooth decay and pain in your mouth. In addition, it will help protect your overall health and keep the costs down for your dental care.

Schedule an appointment today!

New in town? We are currently accepting new patients! Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry provides general and cosmetic dental services to the areas of Los Gatos, Santa Cruz, and Scotts Valley, California. Call us at (831) 438-4411 to schedule your consultation.