We’ve all been repeatedly told how important visiting the dentist regularly is for keeping your teeth and gums in a healthy condition. Besides using correct brushing and flossing techniques, regular dental checkups are the best thing you can do for your oral health. But what you might not know is that there is a strong relationship between periodontal disease and heart disease, so taking good care of your mouth is also a big part of taking care of your whole body.
When it comes to the health of your mouth, preventative care is key. Through regular dental checkups, your dentist will be able to catch any potential oral problems that you may not even be aware of such as tooth fillings and cavities to gum disease and oral cancer. Early detection of such issues may save you acute physical and emotional pain as well as help you avoid expensive and extensive treatment down the road.
We encourage our patients to use their regular checkups as an opportunity to consult with us and discuss any changes or ongoing issues since their last visit. Together, we are able to figure out viable, appropriate solutions to these problems and restore their smile to its beautiful, healthy state. So schedule your appointment with our family dentist today!
Visiting the dentist regularly has numerous advantages including:
- Prevention of gum disease: The buildup of plaque can result in periodontal (gum) disease. By regularly visiting your family dentist, you can keep your teeth free and clean of such bacteria which may also cause gum irritation and inflammation.
- Maintain good overall health: Recent studies have found compelling evidence to link gum disease to other chronic conditions such as diabetes, pneumonia and heart disease. By visiting the dentist regularly, you could potentially lessen your risk of having a stroke or developing heart disease.
- Avoid tooth loss: Nobody wants to lose their teeth. Lazy or poor dental hygiene will result in advanced gum disease, which destroys the supporting bone, allows plaque to move into the roots of your teeth and eventually leads to tooth loss. Having your teeth cleaned and checked regularly can dramatically reduce the chances of you losing your teeth as you get older.
- A brighter, whiter smile: A regular dental clean allows your family dentist to remove any unwanted stains caused by coffee, tea, wine, tobacco and other products, leaving you with a whiter, healthier smile.
During your first and subsequent visits to Macleod Trail Dental, we strive to create a comfortable, relaxing and friendly environment for you. Here are just some of the things you can expect on your first visit to our family dentist.