Visit the dentist to help prevent these issues

reasons to visit the dentistEven if you aren’t experiencing any problems, there are several good reasons to visit the dentist at least twice per year:

Dental Health Impacts Your Overall Health

Maintaining good oral health can help reduce the risk of suffering from serious health problems. The condition of your gums and teeth can affect almost every system of your body, including the digestive, circulatory and respiratory systems.

Oral Cancer Screening

Known as the silent disease, the primary cause of oral cancer is smoking. There are more than 300,000 cases diagnosed each year and, if caught early, the survival rate is good. Symptoms include white patches in the mouth, difficulty moving the tongue and swelling of the neck.

To Prevent Periodontal Disease

This disease is an infection of the gums, which help support your teeth. It occurs when bacteria in the mouth’s hard to reach places form plaque that cannot be removed with a toothbrush. Regular hygiene appointments will prevent such buildup.

To Have Whiter Teeth

Certain foods and beverages will stain teeth over time, as does smoking. The stains can only be removed using a water scaler and special pastes available to dental professionals. Having a professional cleaning at least once a year will help restore your teeth to their natural color.

To Save Money

Visiting the dentist regularly can actually save you money in the long run because. Early detection and treatment can help prevent the need for more involved, expensive treatment.

If you haven’t had an oral exam for some time, please contact us today to schedule an appointment.