So I assume you are one of those many Nigerians that wait until there is a toothache that doesn’t respond to over-the-counter medications before you see a dentist. But now as you anticipate a great wedding it is important not only to prepare for the wedding but also for the aftermath.
Preparing for the new level of intimacy that marriage brings must be priority. Intimacy is the bedrock of many successful marital relationship. As u prepare for your wedding ,it is also important that you prepare yourself for your spouse to be.A good oral hygiene is one way of doing so. A clean and odourless mouth suggests health and wellness.
These five checklist will show what areas you will benefit most from a dentist as you prepare for marital bliss and new level of intimacy dentally.
1. Remove tartar/calculus: These are calcified brownish yellow stains that attach to the teeth. They are usually unsightly and cannot be removed by the toothbrush. They often cause the gums to bleed when you brush and cause bad breathe. They can however be removed by ultrasonic scaling and polishing.
2. Get rid of bad breathe : Bad breathe is often caused by local factors in the mouth e.g calculus, periodontal pockets(spaces inbetween the teeth that you pick after eating meat) and cavities, just to mention a few.It can also be caused by systemic diseases such as diabetes,sinusitis, bronchitis etc.The best approach to managing bad breathe is to tackle the causes which are myriad and are best identified by a dentist. Mouthwashes only mask the breathe but do not really tackle the cause. And they may also have adverse effect on the teeth after prolonged use.
3.Fill all Cavities: It’s your big day, you don’t want to be bother about the chunk of cake stuck in a hole in your tooth. Cavities are holes on the teeth and are best treated when they are spotted early. A simple filling may be done when it is spotted early and the tooth is not painful. A more extensive filling is needed when the tooth starts giving spontaneous pain. Cavities are best treated before wedding and pregnancy as treatment at certain stages of pregnancy may be difficult and stressful.
4. Whiten the teeth: Everyone wants a perfect big smile on a big day like this, a perfect smile is enhanced by whiter teeth. Touch up on the shade of your teeth by getting an in-office teeth whitening procedure. This is better done some weeks before the wedding to allow ample time for multiple visits.
5.General checkup: Everyone needs this. The dentist can help assess the overall health of your mouth and also counsel you. The mouth as a gateway to the body often reflects the general health status of a person. Systemic diseases like diabetes,syphilis, renal failure can often be diagnosed by merely looking into the mouth. Prevention is always better and cheaper than cure.