At Broadway Dental Excellence, we love seeing you! The American Dental Association recommends that you see your dentist at least twice a year. At your checkup, we’ll inspect your soft tissues for oral cancer and periodontal disease, and assess problems like tooth decay or cracks, as well as existing dental work.
By checking your mouth every six months, we can often reduce your potential for larger dental problems. Small cavities can grow to destroy an entire tooth. A cracked tooth can cause pain or break off and create additional problems. Advanced gum/periodontal disease is the primary cause of tooth loss for American adults. And oral cancer causes more than 7,500 deaths each year. Caught and treated early, these diseases can be controlled. Regular checkups are the answer!
WAYS WE CAN HELP WITH YOUR ORAL HEALTH:
- Regular checkups and professional cleanings
- Periodontal assessments for gum disease
- Oral cancer screenings
- Restorative dentistry to eliminate bacteria and maintain tooth structure
- Sealants to deter tooth decay
- Fluoride supplements for healthier teeth
- Tips on effective homecare
When you think about it, it makes perfect sense. Poor oral health is linked to poor physical health. Your mouth is the key entryway to the rest of your body. If the mouth has a chronic infection or disease, then your entire body may be indirectly or directly exposed to those bacteria.
Research shows connections between periodontal disease and poor cardiovascular health, increased risk of stroke, diabetes, problem pregnancies, respiratory diseases, and osteoporosis in women. And some studies indicate that people who lose all of their natural teeth may have a much shorter life span.
If you want to up your odds of a happy, healthy life, treat your body with respect and put your money (and effort) where your mouth is! Try starting with the basics: learn the latest tips, techniques, and tools for top-notch oral hygiene. Then, branch out: incorporate a healthy diet, exercise, fresh air, and sufficient uninterrupted rest. Eliminate unhealthy habits and, remember, taking care of your teeth can benefit your entire body!
Teeth free from disease and decay can enhance your appearance, boost your health, and improve your outlook on life. Proper preventive care is crucial to maintain your best smile. At Broadway Dental Excellence, we offer comprehensive therapies to keep mouths healthy and strong. And…we just happen to make beautiful smiles!