Are you aware of what kind of National Day is being celebrated for today? It is National Dentist Day! To be able to thank the expert who serves as your savior for you to be able to eat your favorite food. The dentist plays a vital role in order to keep your teeth and mouth healthy.
Making sure that you have a 6-month visit to your dentist is important to keep your teeth healthy. Here are the reasons why it is a must that you have to schedule an appointment with your dentist on a regular basis.
Detects oral cancer earlier
For people who are over 40 years-old, they are the most prone to have oral cancer. When a person has oral disease, it is also mean that they also have cancer in the mouth and at the back of the throat.
Where did oral cancer develop? According to National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, it can be seen on, under, and base of the tongue. Also, you can find it in the tissue lining of the mouth and gums, and it can also be seen at the back of the mouth, in the area of the throat.
In addition, there are about 49,700 new cases of oral cancer in the United States annually. It is a total of 3% of all cancers diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Men are twice affected by this disease than women. And, this is because of infection caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), usage of tobacco, and alcohol consumption
Healthier gums mean a healthier life
You should not forget about the condition of your gums if you want to have a healthy mouth. Gums disease is not often being given importance due to the reason that you could not feel it. That is why you will never have any idea on whether there is something wrong in your gums or not. If it is left untreated, you will end up paying for more than what it cost.
When there is an existence of plaque in your mouth, and it can cause gingivitis. There are two of gum disease, which are gingivitis and periodontitis. A person suffers from gingivitis when it only affects the gums alone. Periodontitis, on the other hand, is the one who impacts the bone that connects and hold your teeth.
Here are the signs of having gums disease, as explained by American Dental Association:
> gums that bleed easily
> red, swollen, tender gums
> gums that have pulled away from the teeth
> persistent bad breath or bad taste
> permanent teeth that are loose or separating
> any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
> any change in the fit of partial dentures
Tracks your teeth’s condition
Keeping your teeth healthy and tough is vital to not just to your health but also to your overall appearance. When you are tracking the condition of your teeth, you will be able to know what the ways you need to do. There are applications that you can use to keep in track with the condition of your teeth. Most of them are free, and others might need to have subscriptions.
Examples of the dental applications include iRomexis, DDS GP, eProcrates Rx, My Smile, and Lexi-Dental Complete. If you want to compare the color of your teeth, you may be able to use the My Smile app. To help you in making a plan when it comes to your teeth, you can use DDS GP for a precise dental treatment plan.
Whenever you keep your teeth healthy, you are also allowing your whole body to be healthy. Doctors can know what is going on in your body just by using a swab of saliva. HIV/AIDs and diabetes can easily be detected through your saliva. Learn to pay attention to your oral health to have a healthier body.
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