dental appointments not to miss

dental appointments not to missMaryville, Alcoa and Knoxville TN

Very few people actually look forward to going to the dentist. The sights, smells, and sounds of a dental office usually are enough to make people want to avoid it at all costs, even when they are in pain! But, taking good care of your teeth, which includes visiting your dentist, is an essential part of your overall health.

Family dentist in Maryville at Cedar Street Family Dentistry wants you to know about the three most important dental appointments you shouldn’t miss. Whether you’re scared of going to the dentist or are worried you won’t be able to afford it, these visits will leave you better off in the long run.

Three most important dental appointments:

  • Six month checkups and cleanings
  • When you have a broken tooth
  • Any time you feel pain in your mouth

Twice is nice!

We all know that we should brush our teeth twice a day, and floss daily…well, just because we have heard this advice doesn’t mean we do it, right? Brushing and flossing remove biofilm and plaque from your teeth, which are the building blocks of tooth decay and gum disease or periodontitis. Not removing these substances could be a detriment to your oral health, and overall health as well!

Even the most avid brushers still accumulate a level of plaque and tartar buildup on their teeth. The only way to remove tartar buildup, which is plaque after it has hardened, is by a professional dental cleaning by a dental hygienist. During these visits your dentist also examines your mouth, checking for any changes such as cavities or gum issues that may warrant treatment.

Oops…my tooth broke!

Teeth always seem to break at the most unsuspecting time. If you’re lucky, it will at least be a tooth that isn’t noticeable when you smile, but most of us don’t have that kind of luck on the fly. Whether your tooth broke during a sporting accident or while you were eating soup, call our office right away to be seen. You don’t want to leave your tooth open to bacteria for too long. In the meantime, avoiding eating on the affected side.

Pain, pain, go away!

Toothaches also seem to creep up unexpectedly, but when it does, the pain can be so severe that nothing seems to relieve it. Teeth should not hurt, and usually only do when something is wrong. Tooth pain can be a sign that you are grinding your teeth at night, have an uneven bite, or that you have an infection somewhere in your mouth. Pain should always be checked out by your dentist. Ignoring the issue will wind up causing you more trouble in the long run.

Remember that prevention is the best medicine when it comes to your oral health. That’s why taking good care of your teeth and seeing the dentist regularly can keep you out of pain and from needing extensive dental work that is costly.

Schedule checkup at Maryville dental office

If you would like to learn more about the services offered at Cedar Street Family Dentistry, please call our office at (865) 233-7640 to schedule a consultation.

Cedar Street Family Dentistry is proud to serve clients in the areas of Alcoa, Knoxville, and Maryville in East Tennessee.