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What Happens When You Go Without Regular Dental Care?


Posted on 4/10/2019 by Thomas Mahar
What Happens When You Go Without Regular Dental Care?From busy work schedules to dental anxiety, there are plenty of reasons that people put off going to the dentist. Unfortunately, this decision can lead to some major complications in your mouth. Read on to find out what exactly happens if you go without regular dental care.

Cavities

Regular dental exams are recommended in order to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth, because otherwise, these substances could lead to decay. Small cavities that are easy – and inexpensive – to treat can quickly grow into a bigger problem if not identified in our dental office. As a result, you might need more significant dental restorations or interventions once you do finally come in for an appointment.

Gum Disease

The same tartar that is responsible for cavities can also wreak havoc on your gums. Excess tartar buildup can cause redness and bleeding, and with time, the gums may start to recede. Regular dental visits can remove these sticky or hardened substances and will also ensure that your gums are healthy.

Bad Breath

Even without gum disease, you can still suffer from halitosis, or bad breath, due to the presence of bacteria in the mouth. Regular dental cleanings can reduce the bad breath-causing bacteria and other substances that hide out in your mouth.

Stains
Failure to care for your teeth with regular dental care can also lead to some unpleasant cosmetic effects. Food, smoking, decay, and other issues will lead the teeth to become yellow and dark. Regular dental cleanings help to break up stains to give you a whiter smile.

Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is a potentially deadly disease, and the best prognosis comes from early detection. We conduct regular oral cancer screenings with all of our patients to look for the sign of the disease as soon as possible.

Whether it is time for your six-month appointment or it has been years since your last exam, we are here to help. Give us a call today.

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