We all know that our teeth are probably one of the most important parts of our bodies – why not when they are the key element to a dazzling smile? And who doesn’t want one of those? But, in order to make sure that your smile is perfect you should have a regular check-up, because even though your smile may look good to you there may be underlying problems. These can have a serious effect on the teeth and ruin your smile later on.
When you have finished eating, plaque starts to build up on the teeth within 15 minutes. If this is not removed thoroughly and effectively then it can lead to tooth decay, which will flourish if not treated correctly.
Tooth decay itself is the most common of all disorders and believe it or not, is second only to the cold. It is caused due to the acid of the plaque left on the teeth liquefying the enamel and this then leads to cavities (holes) in the teeth, which result in tooth decay. These cavities can be painless and remain undetected at first but can result in the nerve and blood vessels in the tooth being destroyed. Ultimately, it can result in the loss of your tooth and a great deal of pain.
If you go for regular dental visits then cavities can be avoided, because they will be detected in their early stages during a routine check-up, as they may show up on x-rays before they are even detectable to the naked eye.
There are other issues as well, such as periodontitis and gingivitis, which can occur by not treating your teeth properly. You may not even be aware of them until it is too late. So make sure you make regular visits to your dentist to keep your teeth in check, because you don’t want to lose that wonderful smile now do you?
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