You know that visiting your dentist twice a year is important – during your visit you will be screened for screened for cavities, cracked teeth, periodontal (gum) disease and oral cancer. Preventive visits also give you that wonderful, fresh feeling that comes with a dental cleaning. So, knowing all this, are you still neglecting to see your dentist for regular preventive dentistry treatments? Keep reading to learn why you should be vigilant about your dental health.
Preventive Dentistry Preserves Your Great Smile
Naturally healthy teeth and gums are beautiful. We can restore teeth when necessary, but no restoration is forever and will likely require replacement. Keeping teeth intact with preventive dentistry is best.
Preventive Dentistry Is Good for Your General Health
Studies show that about 50 percent of adults have active gum disease. That is not just bad for your mouth; it is also linked to other health issues like diabetes and heart disease. If you observe good oral hygiene at home, and see your dentist and hygienist regularly, you can reduce your risk of gum disease.
Preventive Dentistry Means You Can Eat What You Want
There are few things sadder than seeing someone long for a thick, juicy steak, a crisp apple, or corn on the cob, and not being able to enjoy those foods because they have lost their teeth. It’s also very sad when people lisp or mispronounce words because of teeth lost to decay. People who make sure to have preventive checkups and cleanings on a regular basis can often live their entire lives without ever needing an extraction, or even a filling.
Preventive Dentistry Saves You Time and Money
Some of the patients most dedicated to preventive dentistry are those who have lost teeth or had extensive restorations in the past. They can tell you stories about time in the dental chair and the high cost of major dental treatment. They are passionate about preventing new problems from occurring or at least catching problems early when they are simplest to treat.
If you have not had a preventive cleaning and checkup in the past year, then you are definitely overdue. Contact Dr. Laurie T. Hanschu at 916-347-9764 to book an appointment, or request one using the form on our Contact Us page. We are conveniently located at 6660 Coyle Avenue, # 240, Carmichael, CA 95608.