A dentist diagnosis and treats oral health problems, as well as provides preventative and cosmetic care. A dentist must complete eight years of school to become either a Doctor of Dental Medicine, or a Doctor of Dental Surgery. Here are some ways a dentist can specialize.
Visiting the dentist on a regular basis helps prevent dental disease, not only keeping your mouth healthy, but keeping your body healthy too. It helps prevent cavities, gum disease, tooth loss, bad breath, infection, helps prevent tooth loss, and helps give you a confident great looking smile that improves your self image.
You may feel fine, but preventing cavities means regular check ups and cleanings. If you don’t catch a cavity when it is small it may result in a root canal or tooth loss later. Visit your dentist regularly to keep a beautiful and healthy smile.
Children should have their first dental checkup between the age of 6 months and one year.
A cavity is a small hole that forms in a tooth because of decay. Brushing and flossing twice a day combined with regular dental check ups can prevent cavities. If left untreated it can lead to tooth loss and infection.
A filling is a material used to fill a cavity after the decay has been removed. There are many types of fillings today and your dentist can likely match the color of your tooth for a cosmetically sound look.
You should change your toothbrush every 1 to 3 months depending on how quickly the bristles wear out. Electric toothbrushes normally come with instructions on how often to change them. If you have been sick then change your toothbrush as soon as possible.