Good oral hygiene and regular visits for dental cleaning is of utmost importance, not only for the maintenance of a healthy dentition but for your overall well-being. Poor oral health can lead to a large number of dental as well as systemic problems in your body. Neglected oral hygiene can cause gum diseases, infections, bone disorders, stroke and cardiac problems.
In most cases, patients do not realize they have a developing oral health issue until it has become either an emergency or is causing additional dental health issues.
Visiting the dentist regularly for preventive care offers many benefits and is extremely important for your overall health. It is an investment in your healthcare that will pay off in the future.
BENEFITS OF PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY:
• Dental cleanings are more thorough than just brushing at home, our dental hygienist will clean all tooth surfaces and polish the enamel, noting if teeth appear worn or damaged
• Dental exams and x-rays can spot possible problems in the early stage
• Oral health can often be a window into overall health. Larger problems may be spotted early on as they begin to affect dental health, often apparent in gum health
• Patients who visit the dentist twice per year as recommended experience better long term dental health and quality of life
Professional dental cleanings give your dentist or hygienist an opportunity to compare the state of your oral health to that of previous visits. If you are moving in the wrong direction, immediate intervention can put you back on track.
Schedule An Appointment
If you are interested in creating or maintaining a smile that is healthy and beautiful, a dental exam and cleaning should be the first step. For more information and other concerns, contact us at 203-612-5529.