For some, just talking about the dentist office invokes a fearful feeling. But maybe that’s because not everyone is fully aware of why they need to visit the dentist often, and what actually happens when they do. It doesn’t matter what age you are, oral health is important, and, it’s not only good for your mouth but for the whole body. So, if someone is afraid to visit the dentist they don’t get the same quality oral care. But regular visits to the dentist can determine problems early-on. It’s easier to treat a dental problem when it’s in its initial stages. Consider oral disease such as periodontal disease: if it was caught early, before full-blown periodontal disease, it may have been treated with something as simple as a professional mouth cleaning and a mouthwash. Maybe the reason so many fear the dentist is that they don’t go until they have a huge problem, and, at that point, it may become more invasive to treat the disease.
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It’s recommended that you visit your dentist at least once every year. If you’ve never been to the dentist before, or, if it’s been a long-time since your last checkup, here’s a few things to expect when you go in. When you go into the office, someone will discuss your medical history, and examine your mouth. They will use special tools to check for gum and mouth diseases (remember, if a dentist notices disease such as gingivitis, they can easily treat the problem before it gets worse). The dentist may even do a cancer screening by looking at the insides of your mouth while he compresses your tongue. He will also check your jawline and neck with his fingers. Early oral cancer detection is very important to a successful treatment of the disease. Also, you might receive a gum and tooth cleaning, and, the dentist will have everything down on record, so that the next time you come in for a checkup—at least once yearly—they will have some prior reference on the condition of your mouth. Try not to fear the dentist office. It’s easier to be there preventing further problems then it is coming in to treat an overwhelming problem. For all of your dental needs, contact Brian Francis DMD, a Billings Dentist!