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National Dental Care Month: The Importance Of Regular Dental Visits

National Dental Care Month: The Importance Of Regular Dental Visits

Visiting the dentist every six months is not an appointment that everyone looks forward to, but it is one of the most important ones to keep up. The dentist office can seem like a scary place, but there are certain advantages that will convince you to keep up with your regular cleanings and exams. Dental appointments should not only be made when you have an oral health concern that needs to be addressed. You have to stay proactive about your oral health to ensure you do not encounter more severe oral health conditions that can be more costly to treat. This article will discuss the important reasons why you should stop putting it off and book an appointment with your dentist today.

4 Reasons Why It Is Important To Visit The Dentist

1. Dentists Can Detect Early Signs Of Oral Health Concerns
Just by looking in the mirror, you can see how your teeth are looking, but underneath your gums a lot can be going on without you even knowing it. Your dentist has the expertise to detect signs of disease before you start experiencing symptoms. Once you begin experiencing symptoms, treatments often become more complex and conditions are more costly to treat. Prevention is always better than needing a cure, that is why it is crucial to visit your dentist once every six months or whenever you notice a slight change in your oral health. 

2. Get Educated On Essential Oral Health Practices
Many of us are guilty of not flossing every single day. Although we may think that our toothbrush is capable of cleaning the entire mouth it is not. This may not sound like a big issue at first, but in the long run it can lead to some serious oral health concerns. At your dentist appointment, you will be informed on proper brushing techniques, what kind of toothpaste you should use, how long you have to brush your teeth, and so much more. Over time it can be easy to fall back into old habits and forget how to correctly clean your teeth and mouth. Visiting the dentist will give you a good reminder how to take care of your oral health to prevent future potential oral conditions from occurring.

3. Feel Confident With Your Smile
Getting those pearly whites is achieved by visiting your dentist regularly for a dental cleaning and by following your dentist's suggestions for good oral care at home. If you are not confident with your smile, you can express your concerns to your dentist and they will be able to create a treatment strategy to help you achieve the smile you desire. This can be done through teeth whitening treatments, braces, and even veneers or dentures. Whatever the case may be, your dentist will help you build your best smile to help improve your self-esteem.

4. Oral Cancer And Gum Disease Detection
Without knowing the signs of its early onset, oral cancer can often go undiagnosed and can quickly progress and become life-threatening. During your dental exam, your dentist will be looking for signs of oral cancer that you may not have noticed. If you have been suffering from sensitive gums or bleeding gums, your dentist will also be able to determine if you have gum disease and will develop a personal treatment plan for you to help get your oral health back in check. If these diseases go untreated for even just a short amount of time, you will have to undergo much more invasive and expensive treatment plans.

Visit Dr. Korol For Your Next Dental Exam In Calgary

Dentists are not just concerned with the appearance of your teeth and how white they are. They are more concerned about your oral health and aim to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy while checking for abnormalities that may otherwise go unnoticed and could be a sign of larger health issues. Skipping your dentist appointments may not seem like a big deal, but oral health concerns can develop and progress quickly whether you notice them or not. By keeping up with your dental exam and cleaning appointments as well as practicing good brushing and flossing techniques at home, you will be doing yourself a big favour in the long run.

If you are in need of a dental cleaning and dental exam, book an appointment with Dr. Korol today by calling 1-403-245-9099, or by filling out our online contact form. Our dental office is a leading holistic and biocompatible dental practice in Calgary that offers dental services such as cleanings, teeth whitening, Invisalign® treatments, and more. Book your appointment for advice from Calgary’s leading holistic dentist, Dr. Korol. 


The Canadian Association of Dentistry recommends patients visit their dentist once every six months.

Yes, you should. Every time you brush your teeth, you should floss as well.

If you have not flossed in a while, you may notice that your gums are sensitive and they may even bleed a little bit. However, if the pain is too much and the bleeding does not improve, book an appointment with your dentist right away as there may be an underlying oral health problem that may require treatment.

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What Sets Us Apart

Dr. Jackie Korol is passionate about providing outstanding dental care! She completed her dental studies in 2011 and has since committed to providing Calgarians with the care and the most up-to-date dental products and technology. Dr. Korol is dedicated to safe and mercury-free dentistry, with Dr. Korol Dentistry as a leading holistic and biocompatible dental practice.


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