We recommend that you visit our office every six months, and we work hard to offer convenient appointment times that will fit with your schedule. Still, some people find it challenging to make it to their regular appointments. Unfortunately, there are many dangers of missing your dental appointments with us on a regular basis.
Cavities and Gum Disease
Many people wait to come into our office until their teeth hurt. By that time, it is too late for simple treatments if you have a cavity.
When you come in to see us regularly, we can identify problem areas and coach you on how to prevent future issues. Prevention is a much better option than treating a painful cavity.
Gum disease is another condition that many people don’t know that they have in the early stages. Luckily, it is reversible if you make changes to your dental hygiene routine, but once the problem worsens, the damage can’t be turned around.
Researchers have found a connection between oral health and the rest of the body. In fact, one study found that female patients who received regular dental care significantly reduced their risk for heart disease. People who suffer from chronic oral infections are at a higher risk for coronary artery disease, stroke, and heart attack, so your heart will also rely on you attending your dental appointments regularly.
Diabetes and oral health also have a connection. Diabetes inhibits the body’s ability to fight off infection-causing oral issues. Gum disease also makes it hard to control glucose levels when you have diabetes. The relationship is so significant that we may even recommend cleanings more frequently if you are diabetic, and this could prevent oral and overall health problems later.
Don’t fall into the trap of missed dental appointments. Call us today to set up your next cleaning and exam.