Visiting your dentist should be a regular part of your dental care, it can help prevent some of the complications mentioned below which signal a much more urgent need to make an appointment. If you would like to know more about how to prevent common dental conditions you can reach out to your Cordova, TN, dentist Dr. Jason Botts of Botts Dental Spa.
A toothache is often a sign that something is already wrong, or rather, that it should be corrected as soon as possible to prevent whatever is causing it from becoming a bigger complication. A common example is a cavity that is deep enough to cause pain, if corrected early enough all you will need is a filling, but if you put it off for long enough the decay can threaten your tooth, at which point a root canal may be required. It escalates the longer you wait.
Healthy gums are key to your overall health because gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. Gums, when they are healthy, should have a pink tone to them, and they should be firm. Inflammation may not be easy to spot, but if it's progressed enough it'll be easy to feel. Examine your gums just as often as you do your teeth.
Your smile can otherwise be healthy but if there are imperfections that keep you from showing it off know that the smile of your dreams is just a few visits away. It all depends on your expectations and available treatments. Whether all you want is a brighter whiter smile with a professional teeth whitening session, or you wish to correct your bite with Invisalign, your dentist can help.
Preventative Dentistry in Cordova, TN
The biggest sign that it's time to visit your dentist is if you've not been in for a while. Remember that regular checkups and cleanings are the best tools you have to maintain a strong and healthy smile. To make an appointment today with Dr. Botts of Botts Dental Spa in Cordova, TN, by dialing (901) 737-2200.