At Eastpoint Dental, we understand our patients have questions from time to time. We want to address your concerns during your visit. Some of the most common questions people ask us when they come to visit include:
Why Do I Need To Go to the Dentist?
It is important for you to go to the dentist because you must protect your oral health. Your oral health is inextricably tied to the health of the rest of your body. If your mouth is not functioning properly, you will have difficulty getting the nutrition you require. The dentist can look at the health of your jaw, teeth, gums, and roots. This visit is important for addressing potential oral health issues that could get worse over time.
How Do I Prevent Plaque and Tartar?
There are several steps you need to take if you are interested in preventing plaque and tartar from building up on the surfaces of your teeth. First, you need to brush your teeth at least twice per day. Next, you need to make sure you floss every day. Make sure you use appropriate technique when you floss — go up and down the edge of each individual tooth. Then, you need to visit the dentist regularly. No matter how well you brush and floss, you cannot completely prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar. That is why you need to go to the dentist.
Why Do Young Children Need To Go to the Dentist?
Many people believe that children do not need to go to the dentist until they get older. In reality, it is important for kids to start going to the dentist at a very young age. We recommend children start going to the dentist as soon as the first tooth arrives. This is important because the dentist needs to ensure that the teeth come in properly. The earlier potential issues are diagnosed, the better the prognosis will be.
My Teeth Feel Fine, so Why Go to the Dentist?
If your teeth feel fine, it is still important for you to go to the dentist regularly. There could be potential oral health issues that are not yet causing any symptoms. If you do not go to the dentist, they might be overlooked until it is too late. The dentist can take a look at your mouth, identify potential problems, and fix them before they get out of hand.
How Often Should I Go to the Dentist?
In general, you need to go to the dentist at least twice per year. If you have oral appliances in your mouth, such as braces, you may need to go to the dentist more often. There are also some situations where children might need to go to the dentist more often. If you have questions about how often you should visit us, contact us today to speak to a team member. We would be happy to talk about this with you.