Thorough CleaningsEven if you have an impeccable oral hygiene routine, there are still spaces that can be missed. These crevices undergo plaque buildup which, when not removed, turns to tartar, which cannot be removed without professional help.
Plaque, being sticky, also collects bacteria which produce acids that destroy tooth enamel and can lead to gum disease. Your dentist is equipped with the tools necessary to give your teeth the thorough cleaning they need to keep gum disease and tooth decay at bay.
Find Problems Early
As a part of your visit, your dentist also checks the condition of your teeth and gums. He can spot signs of cracks, fractures, chips, uneven tooth wear, and gum disease, that you may have otherwise never noticed, at least not until it was too late. With early detection, your dentist can provide you with the right treatment plan to keep your teeth and gums healthy and intact.
Oral Cancer DetectionOral cancer, which is the cancer of the mouth (affecting gums, cheeks, tongue, roof and floor of the mouth and the entrance to the throat) affects thousands of people every year. And if not found and treated promptly, it can be fatal.
Many people who have oral cancer miss the early warning signs, or mistake them for something else, and never do anything about them. Your dentist is trained to spot these warning signs, and get you treatment right away, increasing your chances of a full recovery.
Better Overall HealthPoor oral health affects more than just your mouth. As a matter of fact, it can affect your whole body. When you suffer from advanced stages of gum disease, bacteria fall below the gum line and attack the teeth and bone.
The bacteria, and infection, can then enter the bloodstream, and spread throughout the rest of your body, leading to issues such as high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes and stroke. Your dentist can help you to maintain your oral health, staving off the likelihood of suffering these issues, and spot them if they are about to become a problem.
Oral health is more than just brushing and flossing. Contact our office so we can help you to prevent issues that you might otherwise never notice, keeping your mouth, and your body happy and healthy.