Start the New Year with a Dental Health Plan
Have you been avoiding the dentist office for a while now, but know you need a dental exam and a good cleaning if you want to keep your permanent teeth? There are many reasons why you should make going to the dentist a priority in 2016. From healthier teeth to signs of major medical health problems, a dentist can help detect and prevent oral health and medical issues.
Make routine dental care every 6 months a 2016 New Year’s Resolution. Here are some great reasons to make it a priority.
You Haven’t Been to the Dentist in a While
Even though your teeth look and feel fine, there may still be small cavities forming between the teeth that you can’t see. You may not know you have a problem until you have a toothache, and that means the decay has reached the root and nerves. It might even be time for a root canal by then, or the damage could be progressed enough that the tooth would need to be removed.
You Pay For Dental Insurance – Use It!
If you are paying for dental insurance, or your work provides it as a reasonably priced benefit, take advantage of the free preventative services. If cavities are found or dental work needs to be done, you will pay a much smaller price if you take advantage of routine dental exams and cleanings. Some dental procedures have a big price tag when you put it off a long time.
Dental Health Can Prevent or Predict Medical Health Problems
The condition of your teeth and gums impact or signal medical problems of nearly every system in your body. Some of the major systems affected by good dental health are:
- Circulatory System
- Digestive System
- Reproductive System
- Respiratory System
You Have Bad Breath
If you notice that you have bad breath, have a bad taste in your mouth, or others have commented on your breath, it is time to get the built up plaque cleaned off your teeth. Plaque build-up from the sugars from old food can eventually cause halitosis.
Your Gums Are Bleeding
Bleeding gums is a sign that you have the early stages of periodontal (gum) disease. Regular brushing and flossing can help keep this under control, but routine dental exams twice a year will help ensure that the measures you are taking at home to keep your teeth and gums healthy will be reinforced. A dental cleaning is a much more thorough cleaning than you can do with a toothbrush and floss.
Prolonged Avoidance of the Dentist Might Cause Pain
Not only the toothache that may plaque you if tooth decay goes undetected, but also the cleaning itself. The more hard plaque build-up you have, the more invasive the cleaning will seem. Your teeth and gums will also be more sensitive to the touch of dental tools.
If you have been avoiding the dentist office for a while, 2016 is the time to get back on track with a good preventative dental plan. Call Family SmileCare Center today for an appointment, and take the first step to a New Year’s Resolution that is good for your health.