IS IT IMPORTANT TO VISIT DENTIST EVERY 6 MONTHS?
Most of us ponder on this question; and in that 'most' again 'most' of us find the answer to that question as "NO". Well here is some food for thought. Whenever dental decay starts, it starts with something known as "white spot lesion" which is just a white spot over the tooth surface. At this stage the decay with proper tooth cleaning is reversible (Unless of course one visits a dentist and is made aware about it!). From this point to establishment proper cavity takes a sometime; during which, decay process can be easily intervened & its progress can be ceased by a dental visit.
There is a type of dental cavity which is known as BURROWING DENTAL CARIES. The speciality of this particular kind is that its a concealed type of cavity. It presents with just a tiny opening on the surface but when de-roofed, out appears a huge cavity. The opening is so small that it is easily ignored, whereas beneath the tooth surface an established cavity exists. This type of cavity requires immediate attention because if unattended it can easily progress towards root canal treatment, thus, adding time as well as cost of the treatment.
So next time when you are pondering on whether to visit your dentist every 6 months or not, think about a quote by C. Parker "If you conceal things, they become more charged."
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