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Preventing cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease with our dentist Richmond

It is important to visit our dentist Richmond at Sheen Dental on a regular basis to avoid dental health complications and unpleasant symptoms. It is common knowledge that toothache can be excruciating, it can prevent you from going to work or carrying out your daily activities, and it often does not go away until you visit the dentist and undergo treatment.

Cavities and tooth decay

Toothache is often a sign of cavities or tooth decay; therefore, it is important that you visit our dentist Richmond sooner rather than later to avoid irreversible damage. Unfortunately the symptoms can become so bad that you have no choice; either you will need to undergo extensive dental treatment, such as fillings or root canal treatment, or you may even have to undergo a tooth extraction.

There are more milder symptoms however which are also unpleasant and uncomfortable and can cause embarrassment and affect your self-confidence. These symptoms include yellow teeth and bad breath. These symptoms are usually caused as a result of poor dental hygiene and avoiding our dentist Richmond. If you do not brush your teeth properly or visit our dentist Richmond on a regular basis, stain molecules buildup on the surface of your teeth. Over time these molecules become so firmly adhered to the surface of your teeth that your teeth appear yellow, even after brushing as they hide the white enamel underneath them. You will need to speak to our dentist and undergo professional cleaning and teeth whitening so that your teeth can be beautiful and white once again.

Gum disease and periodontal disease

Symptoms such as bad breath are often a sign of other dental health complications. Bad breath is mostly caused by gum disease; this can occur as a result of poor oral hygiene and again avoiding the dentist. If you do not visit the dentist at least once every six months then plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth, they creep underneath the gum line and this causes redness, swelling, soreness, and sensitivity. You will notice bleeding gums and bad breath that does not go away, even after brushing. This can have a significant impact on your daily life and can cause embarrassment and discomfort. If you visit the dentist sooner rather than later then these issues can be corrected.

If you visit us at Sheen Dental regularly then these issues can be avoided altogether. If you continue to avoid the dentist then gum disease can progress and result in periodontal disease. Periodontal disease can cause irreversible damage and eventually you may need to undergo a tooth extraction or your tooth may fall out of its own accord. Restorative dental treatment is available for you, however this can be lengthy and invasive. At Sheen Dental, our dentist will be able to replace your missing teeth however this can take many months and nothing is as good as the real thing.

Therefore, make sure that you visit our dentist at least once every six months with your family; making an appointment to visit the hygienist as well so that your teeth remain clean, white and healthy and that you avoid unpleasant symptoms for a beautiful and confident smile. Speak to your dentist today and book an appointment at your convenience.


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