April 7, 2024


by Dr. Michel Azer

We all know the importance of establishing good habits. Regular exercise, getting the right amount of sleep, drinking enough water…all are important practices to maintain in our day to day lives. But what about habits relating to your oral health? When it comes to keeping up with your oral hygiene, it’s of the utmost importance that you don’t skip appointments. Regular dental appointments are extremely important when it comes to your oral and overall health.

Keep Your Teeth Clean

Regular cleanings done on a periodic basis are crucial to oral hygiene. Having your teeth cleaned twice a year ensures that plaque and tartar do not build up on the teeth, especially since this buildup can lead to gum disease and other serious problems down the road. As a bonus, getting your teeth cleaned feels great and helps your teeth look their very best!

Discover Minor Problems While They’re Still Minor

Catching a problem before it progresses is very important. Skipping an appointment means your dentist won’t have the opportunity to check for cavities, gum disease, and other issues that are much less painful to treat when caught in the early stages. Skipping that appointment could lead to a lot of pain and headache in the long run if those minor issues suddenly turn into major ones.

Prevent Disease

Dental exams are not only a part of basic good oral hygiene – they are a part of maintaining yourself in good overall health as well. Dentists are trained to look for red flags that might indicate other problems or diseases in different parts of your body, such as diabetes and heart disease. Preventive medicine is vital, and going to the dentist could lead to an early diagnosis that may just save your life.

Oral Cancer Screenings

Your dentist will take x-rays as part of your regular dental exams to look for signs of cancer, among other things. It’s so important that you don’t skip appointments – some oral cancer can spread quickly, and waiting to take x-rays at your next appointment six months down the road could cost you your life.

Save Time and Money

Skipping your dental appointments can end up being more hassle than it’s worth. If you miss a dental exam and your dentist isn’t able to see that cavity when it’s still small, or the tooth decay that could lead to a cracked or lost tooth…you might pay dearly for it in the end. Restoration procedures can be quite expensive and time-consuming, so it’s better to keep up with your oral hygiene, keep your dental appointments, and rest easy knowing you are being examined on a regular basis for potential problems.

Regular dental appointments are not something to skip out on. Keeping up with your oral hygiene will make sure your teeth stay clean and beautiful, and will make it much more likely that potential disease or other issues are caught in the earliest stages possible. If you like in the Coralville, IA area and are ready to start your journey of good oral hygiene, call Coral West Dental to be established as a new patient.


About Michel Azer, D.D.S.

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