The Importance of Dental Care

The importance of dental care simply cannot be emphasized enough. There are several benefits of taking care of your oral hygiene and visiting a family dentist on a regular basis. Most people think that the worst thing that can happen to them is that they may get a few caries (cavities) or maybe develop gingivitis. Then for expensive dental treatments like root canals it’s also a great option to go abroad, as the costs are significantly lower in most cases. I recently visited Mexico for root canals and saved a fortune, so this is a very good example of the money that can be saved.

However, some of these conditions can turn into serious conditions with long term repercussions so it better to contact dental professionals similar to the ones at Pacific Dental & Implant Solutions office in Honolulu which priority is to provide quality dental care you can trust.

Here are a few examples.

#1. The first consequence is, of course, tooth decay. Hey, the good Lord only gave us all one set of permanent teeth and when those are gone they’re gone for good. To maintain healthy and clean teeth, always prioritize your oral care and never miss an appointment with your dentist.

#2. Lose your tooth enamel and that tooth is essentially dead. Most people aren’t even aware of this, but it it’s true. If you wear of the enamel on your any of your teeth that tooth will be left unprotected and it will gradually decay until it’s gone. Thanks to cosmetic dentistry, missing teeth due to decay or injury can be replaced with dental implants.

#3. Tooth pain. This is a BIG deal. Everybody has to eat and there’s nothing like being reminded of your negligence three times per day at meal time. Get food into a cavity and it presses directly on the nerve. If you’ve experienced it for yourself then you know what I’m talking about. If not, I highly recommend that you avoid this if at all possible. Can you say “miserable?”

#4. Gingivitis has now been directly related to plaque build up in the blood. The white tarter that coats your teeth after not brushing is actually plaque. This plaque will harden and build up on your teeth over time and eventually can cause gingivitis, which is bleeding of the gums. Once your gums begin to bleed they’re now an open wound in your mouth that the fresh tartar can penetrate to enter your blood stream. Once this happens it can gradually build up in the walls of your blood vessels and cause a risk of blockage and heart attack and even death, if left untreated.

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