Regular dental check-ups are important to keep your teeth and gums healthy, unhealthy teeth and gums can cause all sorts of problems to form tooth decay to bleeding gums to bad breath. So dentists recommend a dental check-up at least every 6 months, even if you brush your teeth regularly.
But do you ever get confused with all the different names for dentists?
Dental surgeons, Orthodontists, Dental technicians, Dental cosmetics there are many different terms for Dentists these days.
If you have discovered problems with your teeth and you want to go to the dentist, a private dentist would be the best option, as they usually have professionals which cover the below treatment and more:
This refers to any medical procedure that involves altering or modifying your teeth artificially. Basically a dental surgeon will perform operations on your teeth, gums and jaw bone, such as root canals and the removal of rotten teeth.
Orthodontists are specialist dentists whose primary concern is the treatment of crooked teeth and improper bites. Treatments include realigning the teeth by attaching braces and clear aligners to set the teeth straight.
While not quite a dentist, a dental technician works in a lab. Upon the request of the dentist, constructs custom made dental appliances such as dentures and crowns.
Cosmetic dentistry is a term used for any dental work that improves the appearance of teeth, but not necessarily the function of a person’s teeth such as teeth whitening and tooth reshaping.
Dentists now also cover aesthetics, including wrinkle treatments, lip fillers, dermal fillers. All with the main intention to make you look healthier and hopefully a little younger.
So now we have covered the types of treatments, I hope you can choose the best dentist for you because after all having great teeth and a great smile can lead to greater confidence within yourself, but don’t just rely on the dentist to keep your teeth and gums healthy there are plenty of things you can do yourself alongside regular check-ups like; regular brushing, flossing and eating the right foods. After all, you only get one set of teeth after childhood so look after them.