The Cost of an Unkept Mouth
Teeth and gums are not only a very important part of your mouth, but of your body as a whole. They assist with chewing and eating, but they are great indicators for potential underlying health issues as well. For instance, if your gums are prone to bleeding, there may be a more serious issue that your body is facing that has gone unchecked and needs to be addressed. An Ottawa dentist will be able to help you determine if your dental issue is just that, or something deeper.
Another important thing to note is that when you don’t properly upkeep and maintain something, it tends to not work as soundly as it should. If you have a vehicle that you don’t service regularly and neglect to get oil changes at they recommended times, there is a good chance that you will have greater issues down the road (which you may not be able to drive down!). The same can be said about your teeth and gums. When you don’t give them the proper attention they need and deserve, they aren’t going to work for you the way they are supposed to. They will deteriorate faster and you may end up having to get what could be costly procedures done. However, this can all be avoided. If you practice regular oral hygiene habits such as brushing (twice daily if possible), flossing and rinsing you are on the right track. Pair that with Bi-annual visits to your Ottawa dentist and you will be on course for the healthiest smile possible.
It’s important to note that there are times when even if you keep up with your dental hygiene regularly, problems still arise. Seeing your Ottawa dentist regularly will keep any issue from becoming worse and will also prevent new issues from popping up. If you haven’t been to a dentist in a while, or have been slacking on your daily oral hygiene routine, now is the time to contact your Ottawa dentist to make an appointment and to get back in the habit of brushing, flossing and rinsing regularly.