Why Are Checkups Essential?

The TeleDentists
May 2, 2023

The American Dental Association recommends going to visit your dentist every six (6) months for regular preventive dental checkups. These visits are fundamental to maintaining both your oral health and your

overall health. But in reality, only 50% of people in The United States have dental insurance; and of those who are insured, only half use their benefits. So, what happens if you skip your dental visits?

Leaving plaque and tartar on your teeth can lead to cavities, tooth decay, and periodontal disease. Even the most meticulous person can miss those hard-to-reach places. The hardest spots in your mouth are

the back molars. A professional tooth cleaning will get rid of plaque or tartar from the teeth and gums, keeping you safe from potentially harmful bacteria that causes decay and gum disease.

The early stages of gum disease typically do not have symptoms, which makes it hard for you to detect it. Early gum disease can be reversed if you improve your oral health habits, like brushing thoroughly

and daily flossing. And during your dental visit, the dentist and hygienist will guide you to improve your oral health and monitor your progress.

During a routine dental visit, the dentist will scan for oral cancer. If oral cancer goes undetected, it can lead to a life-threatening illness. In The United States, the risk of an oropharyngeal cancer diagnosis is

about 1 in 60 for men and 1 in 141 for women. With this exam, your dentist can detect any abnormalities early, reducing the risk of developing late-stage oral cancer.

The TeleDentists encourages you to go in regularly for dental checkups. Routine dental cleanings help your teeth stay healthy and strong. Dental checkups not only help prevent tooth decay, gum disease and

oral cancer, but they also help you avoid the pain and costs that dental problems can bring with them.

We also understand that you may not have a dental home. That’s why The TeleDentists is available 24/7/365 for video consultation. We also will help you find a dental office near you, in your dental

insurance network. If you do not have dental insurance, we can guide you to an affordable dental clinic.

So, what are you waiting for? Connect with The TeleDentists NOW.