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 It’s Never too Late to Straighten Your Smile

Braces as an adult? No way. At least, that was what I thought when my dentist told me that I was going to have to see an orthodontist about my crooked teeth. But my teeth were so misaligned that they were causing me pain when I chewed, so I decided to at least look into it. Turns out braces today are nothing like the ones my friends had when I was a kid. Mine were practically invisible, and I didn't need to wear them that long. I started this blog to encourage other people like me who are nervous about the prospect of wearing braces as an adult. My straight smile is so worth the trips to the orthodontist, and wearing braces was nowhere near as bad as I thought. Read on to find out more about how you can straighten your smile.

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It’s Never too Late to Straighten Your Smile

3 Reasons Regular Dentist Appointments Are So Important

by Jacqueline Byrd

If you wake up with an excruciating toothache, calling your dentist to schedule an appointment is likely going to be your natural reaction. Unfortunately, if you are like many people, you may not be quite so eager to schedule an appointment with your dentist if you are not experiencing any tooth pain or other dental problems. The reason that this is so unfortunate is that there are several benefits that come along with visiting your dentist on a regular basis. That is precisely why most dentists recommend that you come in at least a couple of times each year for a checkup. Continue reading to learn more about a few of the reasons it is so important for you to follow through with this recommendation. 

#1: Dental Cleanings Remove Plaque That You Cannot Remove At Home 

While it is extremely important for you to brush and floss your teeth at home each day, even the perfect oral hygiene routine will often leave some plaque behind in hard-to-reach places. When you visit your dentist for a cleaning, this plaque buildup will be removed. This is a very important part of preventing issues such as cavities and gum disease. This is especially true when dealing with plaque that builds up along the gums and in between teeth.

#2: Regular Dentist Appointments Can Help You Avoid Dental Emergencies

While your need to visit a dentist may be evident when you find yourself dealing with tooth pain or other serious dental health problems, you certainly do not want to wait until you are in pain in order to take steps to avoid these types of problems. Visiting your dentist on a regular basis will allow them to catch problems early so that they can be treated before they result in serious pain or even tooth loss. The ability to catch these problems early can also help you to avoid more invasive dental procedures such as a root canal or tooth extraction. 

#3: Maintaining A Relationship With Your Dentist Can Help Ease Anxiety

Many people experience high levels of anxiety when visiting a dentist after many years of neglecting their oral health. In some cases, this anxiety will result in a vicious cycle of avoiding the dental care they need which only results in more damage to their teeth and gums. Maintaining a relationship with your dentist through the way of semi-annual checkups can help you to avoid this type of anxiety. 

Speak to your dentist to find out more.