The Importance of your Dental Health Visit

by | Jan 15, 2024 | Blog

We know everyone leads busy lives, and no matter how busy you are, make time to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Why? Smiles are the windows to our health, we only get one permanent smile, AND smiles speak louder than words!

While teeth are durable, they are not impervious to decay, infection, or traumatic injuries. Isn’t it better to prevent problems than to wait for things to deteriorate?

We know that an oral infection from decay or gum disease can travel through the bloodstream. Infection can tick off an inflammatory response in another part of the body. Periodontal disease has been linked with such serious conditions as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s. So, from a chronic sickness standpoint, our Dental Health Visit keeps your body healthier vs. allowing it to become overburdened.

As a Complete Health Dental practice, our wider scope screens for root causes that manifest in and around the oral cavity. From head/neck & oral cancer to obstructive airway disorders, our team is educated to help you take proactive measures. Being proactive means finding and treating disease quickly to empower overall wellness!

Gum disease is a prevalent silent disease – 80% of adults have it – so there is a good chance you have it and don’t know. The most common signs of gum disease are bleeding gums, bad breath, and receding gums – Talk to us if you are experiencing symptoms! We perform a high level of monitoring and will customize care for your situation. We’ll help you re-engage in good oral healthcare and provide tips on maintaining your health – Preventative care is the name of the game!

What is involved in maintaining good dental hygiene? Maintaining good oral health is actually simple. Here are some ways to promote healthy teeth and gums in your family:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss daily.
  • Make sure that you allot at least 2-3 minutes to brush your teeth.
  • Replace old, frayed toothbrush heads immediately. Consider a Sonicare for a deeper clean.
  • Visit us for your customized Dental Health Visits.
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet that is rich in vitamins and nutrients. Avoid sugar, sodas, and junk foods.
  • If you participate in contact sports, protect your teeth with a mouth guard.
  • Come in promptly if you notice changes or if you experience symptoms. The sooner you seek care, the better.

Do you need to schedule your six-month cleaning? Have questions about our complete health dental services? Then, it’s time to call our office!