Maintain healthy teeth and gums with your Dentist Richmond

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It is important to visit the Dentist Richmond on a regular basis to make sure that your teeth are clean and strong, white, and beautiful. By visiting the Dentist Richmond at least once every six months, you can prevent plaque and tartar from developing on your teeth and causing complications such as tooth decay or gum disease. At the same time, visiting your hygienist once every six months, or more often where necessary, will boost your dental health further. Your dentist Richmond will be able to provide you with a full range of preventive dental care, keeping your teeth free of plaque and tartar and safe from decay or disease.

Avoiding the dentist can cause tooth decay

If you avoid the dentist and hygienist, then plaque and tartar will build up on the surface of your teeth, slowly damaging the enamel and eventually affect the internal structures of the tooth causing tooth decay. If you visit the dentist Richmond regularly then any signs of tooth decay will be detected very early on and can be treated with a filling or, where necessary, a root canal treatment. If you avoid the dentist and have tooth decay, then you will soon find yourself in a lot of pain and discomfort and eventually will require emergency dental treatment where the tooth may have to be removed.

Avoiding the dentist can cause gum disease

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In the same way, plaque and tartar on the teeth can creep underneath the gum line and cause gum disease. If treated early on then gum disease is reversible but if you avoid the dentist for long periods of time then eventually this can cause periodontitis which is irreversible. Periodontitis weakens the supporting structures of your teeth. It causes gum loss and bone loss resulting in tooth loss. With deep cleaning at the hygienist, periodontitis can be maintained, preventing it from becoming worse. Patients can be offered laser treatment, bone grafting, and gum grafting where possible to prevent early tooth loss.

Replacing missing teeth

If you have lost a tooth as a result of avoiding the dentist or irreversible damage to your teeth and gums have caused your teeth to fall out, then you need to speak to your dentist and find out about replacing missing teeth. Thanks to advances in dentistry, there are different options for tooth replacement. You can find out about temporary tooth replacement, removable tooth replacement, or permanent tooth replacement depending on your individual dental requirements, your lifestyle choices and your preferences.

Enjoying healthy teeth

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However it is always important to remember that your original teeth are the best you will ever have. Although tooth replacement restores the appearance and function of your mouth, it will never be the same. Visit your dentist regularly with your family, visit your hygienist on a regular basis, and maintain good dental hygiene practices at home and you will be able to enjoy a healthy and happy smile for the rest of your life. Healthy teeth and gums are important for overall health and well-being and by looking after your mouth you will be looking after your body as well. Speak to your dentist today and book an appointment for you and your family and make sure you visit at least once every six months from now onwards.

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