Everyone from preschoolers to senior citizens should have regular dental checkups so that dental problems can be treated early—or prevented entirely. If you are experiencing tooth pain or have any concerns related to your oral health, your general dentist’s office should be the first place you call. Your dentist will examine you and recommend dental treatments that can help you achieve the best possible oral health. Let’s take a look at some common dental treatments and why they might be necessary.
What does the phrase “oral health” mean to you? No new cavities at your dental checkup? That’s certainly part of it. But it’s really so much more than a lack of tooth decay. Good oral health means a mouth that’s free of disease—which can range all the way from mild gingivitis (gum inflammation) to oral cancer; a bite that functions well enough for you to eat without pain and get ample nutrition; and a smile that lets you express your happiest emotions with confidence. Simply put, oral health is a crucial component of your overall health and well-being.