Good Oral Health Is More Important Than You May Realize
When was the last time you visited our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning? If it has been longer than six months, we encourage you to call our office today and schedule an appointment. We know that between work, school activities, sports, family time, and other commitments time can easily get away from you. We want to encourage all of our patients to make their oral health a priority. Delaying, postponing, and avoiding cleanings and needed treatments can cause issues and concerns that will affect not only your oral health, but potentially your overall health as well. Read on to learn about the importance of visiting our office.
The Link Between Your Oral Health and Overall Health
We want our patients to think about both their oral and overall health. It is important to remember that the choices you make today can greatly impact your health in the future. Your mouth is the gateway to your body. It allows you to nourish your body through healthy foods and drinks, but it also allows in bacteria that can cause harm. Routine cleanings allow us to remove harmful bacteria that collects between the teeth and along the gum line. Over time, delayed cleanings or needed treatment can lead to an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and even problems with pregnancy.
When you visit our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning, we do more than just clean your teeth. Our team inspects your teeth for any warning signs of decay or other diseases, such as gum disease and oral cancer. Digital X-rays plus an examination do an excellent job of detecting any problem areas that may need to be remedied as soon as possible. Detecting issues early not only saves you from experiencing a dental emergency, but it also eliminates possible discomfort and added expense.
If it’s been longer than six months since you have visited our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning we would love to hear from you. Call our office located in Bowie, MD today to schedule your next appointment. Remember, a cleaning today can eliminate an emergency tomorrow. We look forward to seeing you soon!