Importance of Dental Checkups

Importance of Dental Checkups

Have you ever left the house in a hurry when you realised that you had woken up late and eventually were late for work or school?

I think everyone has at some point. It is a natural thing and also it happens often.

Now when we get late and tend to do things in a hurry, we often tend to perform our daily tasks on a very superficial level.

One of the most common tasks we often tend not pay much attention to is brushing our teeth.

Brushing our Teeth

We all know the ideal way to brush the teeth and the importance of oral hygiene. Cleaning our mouth and brushing in the advised manner is supposed to be done as an impulse, but many-a-times, we tend to do it on a superficial level and making it a habit results in dental problems.

Our teeth are as important to us like any other body part. Toothache once starts is painful and gets worse every day.

It is essential to not ignore the pain and to get a dental checkup done every month at the least so that any kind of pain or issue in the teeth can be addressed and dental treatments can be administered before it gets worse or more damaging.

Some of the main reasons by a dental checkup is important are:

Prevention of Gum Disease: One of the many tests which is done during a dental checkup is to check for different diseases in the gums. Often what we do is we buy brushes with too hard or too soft bristles, which is harmful for the gums and they bleed. Continuous harm may result in an infection. Hence, a dental checkup provides adequate dental treatment for a gum disease and also prevent it by reducing the plaque in the teeth.

Maintaining Good Health: There have been many cases where doctors have found that the source of many strokes and heart diseases can be a gum infection. Hence, having a dental checkup can broaden the importance of oral hygiene and also reduce the risks of having a heart disease.

Checking for Cavities: This is one of the most important reasons to get a dental checkup done. Given the irregular food habits most people have nowadays, cavities have increased in most people. A dental checkup can prevent cavities from forming as well as provide dental treatments if cavities are already present.

Dental Cavities

Preventing Halitosis: Halitosis is basically bad breath. No one would like their mouths or breath to smell bad. A dental checkup can provide a cleansing of the mouth by removing any kind of plaque or other bits of substances further in the mouth so as to reduce it.

Checking for Plaque and Tartar: When an accumulation of plaque is present in the far ends of the mouth for a long time, it becomes tartar which is impossible to remove while flossing or brushing even. A dental checkup enables the dentist to treat and remove the plaque or tartar from the mouth as a dental treatment.

A dental checkup is almost as important as brushing of teeth every day. It is essential for people to understand the importance of oral hygiene and visit a reputed dental clinic as soon as possible so that adequate dental treatments can be given in case of any issues with the teeth.

About Dr. Gowtham Kattamuri

Dr. Gowtham has done his BDS from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in 2006 and  MDS – Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics from Dr. MGR Medical University in 2010. He is a skilled Endodontist with an experience of over 10 years. Dr. Gowtham is specialized in replacement of teeth, Dental Implants, prosthetics for maxillofacial defects such as artificial eye, ear, nose and orbital defects, Smile Makeovers with laminates, Zirconia, veneers metal free ceramics. He also performs general dental procedures such as restorations and extractions. He also is trained as an International Patient Coordinator.


GA Dental Clinics is a standout amongst the all the famous dental hospitals in Hyderabad, owing to the world class infrastructure it has, and the utility of leading edge technology at the clinic. Besides its unique infrastructure and highly qualified specialists, GA Dental believes in delivering services at par with global standards.

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