Why Regular Dental Visits Are Important For Your Teeth
By Todd G. Yoshino DDS
May 16, 2016
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental visits  

How visiting your Federal Way dentist regularly will protect your health

Do you have a tendency to procrastinate going to the dentist? Do you believe since you don’t feel any dental pain, you don’t really need dental visitsto go in for a check-up? There are many reasons to visit your dentist regularly to protect the health of your teeth and your mouth, but Dr. Todd G. Yoshino, in Federal Way, Washington, wants you to know there are other important reasons too. An unhealthy mouth has been linked to an increased risk of:

  • Heart disease
  • Endocarditis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Alzheimer’s disease

If you visit Dr. Yoshino regularly, you are helping to catch dental problems early when they can be easily and conservatively treated. If you wait until you have pain to visit Dr. Yoshino, chances are your minor issue has escalated into a problem requiring more extensive and expensive treatment. If you wait, you can even lose your tooth!

Regular visits to Dr. Yoshino can help to prevent gum and periodontal disease. You may only notice your gums bleed slightly when you brush, and you don’t think it’s anything urgent. In fact, bleeding gums are an early indicator of gum disease, which can progress to periodontal disease. If you have periodontal disease, you are losing the bone around your teeth and can eventually lose your teeth!

When you visit Dr. Yoshino, you are also helping to prevent tooth decay. You may only notice a slight pain, or no pain at all, but you can actually have deep decay needing a filling or crown.

When it comes to protecting your teeth and soft tissue, you need a regular check-up, x-rays and a professional cleaning. It is only when dentists like Dr. Yoshino examine your mouth and look at the x-rays that you can be assured you don’t have a cavity or need periodontal therapy.

You should visit Dr. Yoshino every six months for a cleaning, and yearly for an exam and x-rays, more often if you have dental problems. Regular dental visits are vital for the health of your teeth and your gums. If you haven’t seen a dentist in a long time, don’t wait! Call Dr. Todd G. Yoshino in Federal Way, Washington. Get started and call today!