Why it is so important to visit the dentist regularly… and what he was referring to when he recommended that particular treatment plan for you…

Billions of people across the globe are suffering from major untreated dental problems, according to a new report led by Professor Wagner Marcenes.

According to the report, 3.9 billion people worldwide – over half the total population – are affected by untreated oral conditions, which cause toothache and prevent them from eating and possibly sleeping properly.

In addition, untreated tooth decay or cavities in permanent teeth was the most common of all 291 major diseases and injuries assessed by the GBD 2010 study, affecting 35 per cent of the world population.

In addition to these alarming statistics, medical research proves that poor dental health is strongly linked to numerous disorders including heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and systemic inflammation, further more bacterial toxins can cause diseases of the heart, ovaries, eyes, lungs, kidneys, nerves, wrists…

You should visit your dentist regularly – at least twice a year for cleaning and checkups – to avoid having to endure dental procedures such as root canal, dental crowns, implants or veneers. Regular visits to your local dentist will ensure early detection of imminent problems and diseases and this way they can be treated while they are still manageable.¬† Too many people leave it till they have tooth ache or a broken tooth and by this advanced staged the problems are more costly and time consuming to fix…

Dental procedures explained… (Not quite sure what your dentist meant – read our information about dental procedures here – explained in “layman’s terms”)