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What Happens If You Don't Visit Your Dentist?

POSTED ON November 16, 2021

Many people are convinced that they're okay as long as they brush and floss their teeth before bedtime. While it's true that brushing and flossing are necessary to keep your teeth and gums healthy, sadly, your daily oral care routine is not enough to protect you against tooth decay, cavities, and periodontal disease. One of the most important things you need to do to keep your oral health intact is to visit your 98007 dentist regularly.

If you don't show up for appointments, your dental health will suffer the consequences.

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The Consequences of Skipping Dental Appointments

Tooth Decay

Plaque is the number one culprit of tooth decay. If plaque gets out of control, it will produce acids that will destroy your tooth enamel.

Once your enamel breaks down, tooth decay comes next. You can avoid plaque buildup by brushing your teeth daily and seeing your dentist once every six months for professional teeth cleaning.

Professional teeth cleaning is more thorough than the brushing you do at home. Your dentist can reach areas in your mouth that your toothbrush can't.

Gum Disease

It's a domino effect. After you get tooth decay, expect to get gum disease next. Your gum tissues function as a cover around your teeth and tooth roots. What's interesting is that plaque doesn't just attack your teeth.

It also destroys your gums, causing bleeding, pain, and swelling. When your gums are inflamed, gum pockets will form, allowing bacteria to multiply underneath. If gingivitis isn't treated, it will eventually result in periodontal disease.

Are You Looking for a Trustworthy 98007 Dentist?

If you need to have your teeth examined and cleaned, we're here for you. With over 50 years of experience, Bel-Red Best Smiles provide superior quality dental care.

We know how important your smile and oral health are to you. That's why we strive to give you the best service at a reasonable price. If you want to learn more about what we do, give us a call.

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