The Health Edition

Reasons for Regular Dental Checkup

Many people avoid dental checkups because it is not something very pleasant but people should keep in mind that dental check up in every six months is very important. Dental checkup do means that you will go to a dentist and he will take a look in your mouth. A proper check up means that you will get your mouth and teeth cleaned properly. Many people do not understand way it is so important the answer to that is there are many oral diseases which can cause many seniors diseases so it you are avoiding them because of costs and dental anxiety, after reading this article you will stop avoiding them.

Oral Cancer Detection

Cancer is a life threading disease. No matter which type of cancer it is, it can kill a person in days. Oral cancer is also a deadly disease. There is no specific reason for this disease to appear. Mostly people do not know the signs of this diseases and leaving it unattended for a long time can result into death of a person.  If you are taking regular oral checkups your doctor will surely find out whether or not there are signs of this diseases or he can guide you about all the symptoms of it. Recognizing such disease at early stage can help in saving a life. The oral cancer test takes 1 to 2 minutes and it is totally pain free.

Plaque, Tartar, and Cavities

There are some hidden areas where brush does not reach and those areas do not get cleaned properly no matter how good your tooth brush and paste is. The plaque hidden in those areas if not treated on time can solidify and result into tartar/ tartar can only be removed by professional dental equipments and for that visiting your dentist as soon as possible is important.  This tartar can result in to creating holes in your teeth and you can loss teeth. You will never know about cavities until it’s too late but going to dentist can prevent any kind of cavity.

Gum Disease

Tartar and cavity can also cause very serious gum diseases.  Tartar can cause infections and that can lead to wear off in mouth gum tissues. The infection can be so serious that it can cause the gums to pull away from the tooth. This infection is known as gingivitis. It can cause damage in other gums too.  The symptoms of gum infection are swelling, bleeding, and soreness in mouth.

The treatment of gum infection is way too costly than normal regular dental checkups. Always choose a local dentist for your dental care. Because you can start having pain in tooth or other dental problems any time of the day or night, you will be able to go to your doctor any time you need.


In order to check mouth, gums, and tongue for signs or oral cancer the doctor will also have to check your jaw, neck and lymph nodes. He will; do it to find any kind of swelling or other abnormalities in your mouth.  All these checkups are very important to prevent any serious oral disease.