Safer Kids 101

Do I Really Need to See the Dentist?

A yearly checkup with a doctor is standard for many Americans. But when it comes to dentists, we avoid them like the plague. The question so many people have is this: “Do I really need to go to the dentists every year?”

The answer is a resounding yes! Your dental health is incredibly important, and regular checkups and cleaning at a dentists office can do a lot to keep your mouth healthy.

What many people don’t realize is that an infection in your mouth untreated can go one of two ways – either move to your brain and cause a serious coma, or move to your heart and cause heart failure. This is not something you joke around with.

Yes, you really need to go to the dentists regularly. Maintaining the health of your teeth is incredibly important.

Megan Smith