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Importance of regular visits to your dentist

It is important that you visit your dentist Wagga from an early age so that any signs of decay and disease can be identified and treated quickly and efficiently without the need for complicated dental treatments and procedures later on in life. Studies show that if children visit the dentist from a young age then there is less chance of them developing dental anxiety or dental phobia as an adult. This is a major issue here in Australia so it is important that you build a good relationship between your child and their dentist so that they continue to visit the dental surgery regularly for the rest of their life.

Dental issues should be addressed as early as possible including any signs of cavities, tooth decay or gum disease. Unfortunately, many dental issues are asymptomatic and cannot be detected unless you undergo a thorough examination of your teeth and gums at the dentist. There are some issues that you can recognise yourself and in these cases it is important that you speak to your dentist about addressing them. Misalignment of the teeth affects a significant percentage of the population. Crooked or uneven teeth can have a huge impact on your overall oral health and they can also affect the aesthetic appearance of your mouth. Addressing misalignment issues of the teeth early on can help you prolong the life of your teeth and promote better health and wellbeing at the same time.

Bacteria, plaque and tartar

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If misalignment issues are left untreated then you will find that bacteria and food particles get stuck in those hard-to-reach areas where your teeth overlap or your toothbrush cannot get in because your teeth are not aligned properly. This results in increased plaque and subsequent formation of tartar which remains in the nooks and crannies of your teeth and creeps beneath your gum line. If left untreated it causes cavities which begin to damage your teeth resulting in tooth decay. Bacteria beneath your gum line is very harmful and can cause gums to become inflamed or periodontal disease. To make matters worse, this bacteria can damage gum tissue cells and invade blood vessels which can cause damage to cells that line your coronary arteries and result in an increased risk of a heart disease, stroke and other major illnesses. This means that by speaking to your dentist about correcting the misalignment issues of your teeth you can not only prevent future dental problems, but you can also help prevent the development of major diseases.

Invisalign for teeth straightening

Your dentist will be able to offer you a range of different treatment options for teeth straightening. Teeth straightening is now easier, more comfortable and discreet than ever before. You can undergo realignment without anyone knowing and you can achieve a neatly aligned smile within as little as 6 months, depending on your dental condition and the extent of misalignment. Speak to your dentist and ask about Invisalign if you are looking to address mild or moderate misalignment issues of the teeth. Invisalign is also suitable for those who have undergone orthodontic treatment when they were younger and are looking to perfect the alignment of their teeth further.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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