Routine dental care has always been an important aspect of keeping your teeth and gums healthy but did you know that it also plays a role in your overall physical health and wellness?
Good oral health is a key component of a strong immune system and can affect your overall risk for other conditions and diseases. When oral health is compromised by gum disease and complex problems affecting the teeth, it can lead to an increase in internal inflammation as bacteria from the mouth enters the bloodstream. This response is also impacting your immune system and the body’s ability to effectively fight off infection. Keeping the gums and teeth healthy and stable with routine dental care and good oral hygiene is significant for the enjoyment of a healthy life.
Why Visit the Dentist?
This is a common question and many patients ask why it is recommended that they visit twice a year, especially if they have good oral health. When you visit with us we screen for early warning signs of disease and decay. Doing this twice a year has been proven to significantly minimize your risk for common dental problems. Routine dental care is focused on prevention: the prevention of gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth damage. Preventing dental problems can save you money even when considering the cost of routine visits. Patients who avoid the dentist and preventive dental care often come in with more complex problems that have unknowingly developed over time. They can be expensive to fix!
Routine dental care visits build a relationship over time and allow our team to provide the personalized approach to your oral health needs that we strive for in our office. When you visit regularly we learn more about you, your overall health condition, and your lifestyle habits. If there are factors affecting your risk for dental problems we can work with you to minimize them and help you keep your smile healthy between visits.