Teeth are probably the lowest in the priority list for most people. Most often, we make a visit to the dentist only when we are down with a nagging toothache. Ironically, while most people make the trip to the dentist to get a cosmetic job done, the need for a preventive checkup is rarely considered.
The two main causes of tooth loss are tooth decay and gum disease. Timely checkups can prevent these and also reduce the complexity of treatments, if any. Another important benefit of consulting the dentist is that chronic conditions such as oral cancer and other infections can be detected early on. So, keep that visit to the dentist on your healthcare schedule, and keep smiling.