The last year has been a tough one for physical and mental health. There’s no doubt that the importance of looking after and protecting our bodies has come into much sharper focus. With dentists back open and society starting to get going again, there’s never been a better time to ensure your teeth are on the right track. Here’s why now is the best time to pay a visit to your dentist.
For most adults, cavities are one of the leading causes of pain and discomfort in the mouth. Cavities, which can be felt when tasting hot or cold foods, are small holes that develop in your teeth due to the buildup of plaque. If your oral hygiene isn’t up to scratch, your chances of developing cavities goes up significantly. Cavities rarely display symptoms early on, so a trip to the dentist at least twice a year will ensure they’re spotted before it’s too late.
Healthy mouth, healthy body
Healthy teeth aren’t just good for your mouth. Studies show that great oral hygiene can help boost your overall physical health. Poor dental health has been linked to heart disease, strokes and diabetes, so making sure you do everything you can to lower your risks should be a priority. Visiting the dentist is a sure-fire way to keep your oral hygiene on track and give your overall health a boost.
Spotting problems early
Like all health problems, spotting the early signs could just save your life. For instance, finding small, painless bumps in your mouth could be a telltale sign of oral cancer. Getting down to the dentist as soon as possible will give you the best chance of getting past any health problem. The same applies to cavities, gum disease and any other dental issues. If you haven’t been to the dentist in the last year, now is the time to discover those underlying teeth problems.
Spruce things up
If you’ve been stuck in your pyjamas working from home for the last year, you might not have been paying much attention to your appearance. Sprucing your look up with some facial aesthetic treatment will ensure you’re glowing when you’re out and about in the world again. Whether that’s dermal fillers, wrinkle relaxing injections, tear trough fillers or teeth whitening, you’ll start to feel better when looking better.
Pre-lockdown or post-lockdown, going to the dentist will only do good things for your teeth. After a year locked up, making sure everything is good with your teeth has never been more crucial. We think now is the time to book an appointment with your dentist.