Are you one of those few who are afraid to visit the dentist? Not visiting a dentist at least once or twice a year means danger to your teeth. If you don’t want to lose your tooth because it just decayed on its own, then you need to visit your dentist.
You shouldn’t be afraid of dentists. What your mother told you when you were young holds true – that the pain is just like being bitten by an ant. But of course, as a grown up, you should be aware that dentists actually have specializations. This means that there are what you call dental hygienist, Endodontist and Periodontist.
Let’s discuss briefly each of these specializations in dentistry. First is the hygienist. The primary role of the dental hygienist is to ensure that proper dental hygiene is observed. This is where your dentist will guide you on the preventive measures so as to keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong. In fact, there is a proper way to brush your teeth. There is a toothbrush and toothpaste that are recommended for you depending on the current state of your gums and teeth. Your overall hygiene will determine whether you will be able to just maintain it or if it needs more thorough procedure. Of course, cleaning of teeth should be on a regular basis.
Next is the endodontist. If your teeth need endodontic related procedure, this dentist is the right one for you. This is to ensure that proper execution and recommendation of endodontic surgery is done. This where implants and other complicated procedures come into place. Specialization on this area is a must to ensure that the patient is in good hands.
Next is the care for your gums and bones surrounding your jaw. This is where a periodontist is designated. Both surgical and non surgical procedures are performed by this dentist. If there’s a need for cosmetic procedures, he or she can also perform it.
Dentists are your partner in achieving that beautiful and perfect smile that you always dreamed of. Avoiding the dentist will surely destroy that perfect smile. Imagine how many people you’ll be able to give your happy smile while showing your white and clean teeth.
So, what should you do now? First, find the best dentists in your area. There are many clinics but only a few can give you the best services related to dentistry. Your dentist is your lifetime dental partner. This means that you will have to meet your dentist as often as possible because your dentist is the only person who can detect if your teeth has problem already. You may have brushed your teeth using the most expensive toothbrush and toothpaste but that is not enough to ensure that your teeth are always healthy. Dentists will check your teeth and have them cleaned thoroughly at least one or twice a year. This is not an additional expense rather a preventive measure so that you won’t have to spend for surgeries and implants at an early stage in your life.