Regularly visiting the dentist is your best defense against cavities and the biggest factor in how long your teeth will last. The American Dental Association recommends patients visit their general dentist once every six months to ensure proper oral health and functionality. Routine checkups allow us to detect sudden changes in your health and ensure childrens’ healthy oral development.
Oral Health Affects Your Overall Health
By taking care of your oral health, you can also take care of the rest of your body. Toothaches and cavities can be annoying at best, making it hard to eat. If left untreated, cavities and gum disease can develop into periodontal disease, which can lead to more serious health problems.
Periodontal (gum) disease is an inflammation that produces bacteria that can spread through the bloodstream to other parts of the body. These same bacteria can lead to dementia, diabetes, and kidney disease.
Of course, there are also the risks of cancer from smoking or using other tobacco products. Luckily, getting routine screenings for these can help you catch periodontal disease early and increase your odds of a successful, less-invasive treatment plan.
More Than Preventive and Routine Care
Our general dentists are trained far beyond preventive care and minor restorative services. We can also perform a variety of other dental procedures for you and your family, including:
- Crowns and bridges
- Partial and full dentures
- Dental implants
- Periodontal/gum disease treatment
- Root canal therapy
- Teeth cleaning
- Dental fillings