Your Dental Health Impacts More Than Just Your Smile
Did you know that the way you maintain your teeth and gums can impact nearly every system in your body?
Your dental health is directly linked to your overall health. Poor dental hygiene or long breaks from routine dental care can lead to serious health problems like periodontal disease, heart disease, pneumonia and endocarditis.
Seeing your dentist regularly can also help to detect serious health problems, such as thyroid and oral cancer, diabetes and auto immune disease.
Still not convinced? Here are the top 10 reasons you should schedule your routine dental exam today:
- Detect or prevent serious health problems. Visiting the dentist could literally save your life by detecting cancers or preventing other serious diseases.
- Save money! Routine dental care is much more affordable than costly repairs, like root canals, fillings or crowns.
- Protect your smile. Routinely cleaning and examining your teeth is the best way to make sure you’re still sporting a bright smile when you’re older.
- Prevent periodontal disease. Skipping your cleanings can lead to gingivitis and periodontal disease, which results in swollen gums and possible loss of bone or teeth.
- Improve your confidence. Give your confidence a boost with a shiny, white smile.
- Nip bad habits in the bud. Regular check-ups can help you identify and stop bad habits, like nail biting, teeth grinding or chewing ice.
- Unearth problems lurking beneath the surface of your gums. You may think your mouth looks great, but x-rays can find issues you can’t see with the naked eye.
- Save time. Save time with a short routine cleaning and avoid lengthy appointments for fillings or repair work.
- Correct the damage from normal wear and tear. Life is hard on your teeth. Routine check-ups and cleanings can correct normal wear and tear and identify when fillings, crowns, etc., need to be replaced.
- Get help for chronic problems. If tension headaches are making it hard to get through the day, we can help! Your dentist can diagnose TMJ or temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Dr. Stante can even help to alleviate your pain!