Bad eating habits, lack of brushing – even our genes – can lead to poor dental health. But failing to be proactive with your dental care is the number one cause of oral health issues. Many of us only visit the dentists when there’s a problem. But the most common issues can be prevented all together with regular visits to the dentist. Dr. Daniel Bickel and his team at Redmond Art of Dentistry advise two visits per year to prevent and monitor these common oral health issues.
Symptoms of gum disease include bleeding, gum decay, swollen gums, and eventual tooth loss. Your dentist can prevent this issue from becoming serious with scaling and root planing. This is a deep cleaning treatment that removes plaque from underneath and around the gums.
Even with regular brushing and flossing, most adults develop cavities at some point in their lives. Having a cavity isn’t the problem. Ignoring it can lead to the necessary removal of the entire tooth, resulting in dental implants. With regular visits and digital x-rays, your dentist can easily spot cavities and fill them before the tooth rots.
Stains occur gradually over time, making them difficult to notice. Especially when staining occurs in places we can’t see. Regular cleanings keep staining at bay. Plus, your dentist can give you specific tips and suggest good habits before the stains get out of control.
Imperfections might build character, but who doesn’t want a beautiful set of pearly whites? Besides, crooked teeth can lead to oral pain or speech impediments. Traditional metal braces or Invisalign are great options for both children and adults. And although it’s easier to treat if addressed at a younger age, it’s never too late to get the smile you want.
Sports are fun, but much like we protect our bodies with pads, helmets and masks, we need to protect our teeth with proper mouthguards. Cheap, store-bought mouthguards might be an easy fix, but a personalized mouthguard from your dentist offers the best protection with a high quality product.
Bi-annual visits to Redmond Art of Dentistry can help prevent or treat any one of these issues. Dr. Bickel is a family dentist who believes in developing personalized, proactive plans for all his patients, young and old.
Contact Redmond Art of Dentistry at (425) 883-1331 to schedule an appointment today!