Why you should do a regular dental checkup.

It had been 3 years since I visited a dentist and this month I decided to take up on the free dental checkup that comes with the insurance we have been paying for. Here they take complete dental X-rays during the doctor’s visit. I knew I had one decay in the front teeth that had to be filled. It was already filled a few years ago but came off. The doctor found 5 more decays that I didn’t know of!

I am not one to brush twice or thrice a day but I brush daily πŸ˜€. Can pregnancy cause teeth decay? I think I will blame it on that. Anyways, I should have had my check-up sooner.

The doctor said they aren’t all that bad. Just a little fill can fix it. That was a relief. I had 3 of them filled on one day and 3 more filled in the next week. The doctor has done a very nice job and my front tooth looks brand new πŸ˜€.

It was funny, I felt like I forgot how to chew food for a couple of days after the fill, and then it was all normal.

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After all these let me tell you…

Why you should do a regular dental check-up

  • Here in the US, dental check-up ( just the regular checkup and cleaning) is free if you have insurance
  • During your visit ( every 6 months once with the insurance we got) your teeth will be cleaned professionally.
  • Your teeth might have decay that you may not know of.
  • Teeth start aching very late during the decay and you may want to get that crowned instead of just a little fill.
  • Unremoved plaque can cause pain in gum or gum disease.
  • You can avoid some emergency visits to the dental clinic.

What to expect during your regular dental checkup

You can expect the below listed things during your visit.

  • Dental x-ray
  • Plaque removal
  • Flossing
  • Brushing with professional toothpaste
  • Rinsing and suction

I got a goodie bag as a gift too. It had a small toothpaste, one brush, and a roll of dental floss.

This post is based on my experience and opinion. I am not an expert and this is not medical advice. If you are looking for medical advice please ask a doctor.

Thank you for reading β€˜ Why you should do a regular dental checkup.’ – by Ganga

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Do you get your teeth checked regularly? Are you afraid of the dental tools? Let me know in the comments below.

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I wish you all a very happy new year.


Published by Ganga, Carvingmypath

My name is Ganga. In in my blog, I share a little bit of everything. You can find post about cooking, cleaning, mom life , weekend fun, photography, drawings and paintings and many more. Hope you will enjoy all the contents here. Personal blog https://carvingmypath28707992.wordpress.com/ Art blog https://gangaartgallery.wordpress.com

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