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10 Reasons to See Your Dentist – Part 1

Seeing a dentist is about more than dental cleaning and exams or the occasional filling. There are many reasons to see your dentist. At North Bay Dental  in Racine WI, we offer a wide variety of dental services. We can give you the smile of your dreams, or erase years of dental problems with our restorative dentistry. Whatever you need, you can surely find it here.

Today and later this week we want to explore 10 reasons you need to see your dentist. Hopefully these posts will give you a newfound respect for dentistry. If you’re ready to schedule your next dental visit, give us a call today at  262-417-7326 to book your visit. Below are 5 reasons to see your dentist.

1. General maintenance and hygiene

It’s recommended to visit the dentist about once every six months for cleanings and exams. During these cleanings, we’ll remove any harmful plaque or tartar buildup and then polish the teeth to make it harder for plaque to stick to the surface of the teeth. We can also provide fluoride treatments. Fluoride is a substance known to reduce the risk of decay and even restore damaged enamel.  

The bottom line with regular visits is that your dentist can prevent problems OR catch small problems before they develop into larger issues.  

2. Stop bleeding and swollen gums

Bleeding or swelling in the gums are the first signs of gum disease, which is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Gum disease is treatable in its early stages, but unfortunately, severe gum disease is not curable. You’ll need care for the rest of your life. People with gum disease are encouraged to visit the office about once every three to four months. This allows us to monitor the disease and then provide an necessary intervention.

3. Protect your teeth with mouthguards

Do you have children in sports or are you a weekend warrior? You need to protect your teeth against serious trauma and costly dental reconstruction. We can craft a custom mouthguard that will fit perfectly over your teeth. The custom mouthguard protects your teeth better than a traditional boil-and-bite mouthguards and will not obstruct the airway. The American Dental Association recommends that you wear a mouthguard for any contact sports (football, hockey, etc.) and even high-impact sports like volleyball, basketball, and even weightlifting.

We can also fashion a custom mouthguard for people struggling with TMJ discomfort.

4. Problems with sensitive teeth

Some people struggle with sensitive teeth. This problem can make it difficult to eat the food you love. Sensitive teeth are an issue that can nag you every hour of the day and can be the result of issues like dental decay, an infected root, or even TMJ issues. We can treat any of these issues at our office and get you out of pain.

5. Get help with your children’s teeth

We dentists advise parents to bring their children to the dental office by the child’s first birthday. Our office can help children in a number of ways. We provide elite preventive dental services and can give guidance for teething or even thumb sucking solutions. You can’t find this full range of pediatric services at every dental office.

These are just five results you should visit the dentist. There are plenty more reasons to visit the dentist. We’ll share those later this week. But you can give us a call today at 262-417-7326 to book your visit.

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