When was the last time that you visited our office for a dental cleaning and exam? If you can’t remember the last time you saw us or you know it was longer than 6 months ago, it is time to pick up the phone and make an appointment. Regular dental cleanings and exams are extremely important not only for your oral health, but your overall health as well. Your mouth is the gateway to your body and many times gives clues that there might be a potential problem brewing somewhere else. Continue reading to learn why you should schedule your next appointment sooner rather than later.
The mouth is not only the entry point for delicious food and drink, but it is also the entrance for disease that not only affects the mouth, but can also travel and wreak havoc on the digestive and respiratory tracts. Taking a chance with your oral health opens up many additional overall health risks that can have long-term effects. Your oral health can be a huge indicator of more severe problems, as more than 90% of all bodily diseases can be linked to oral issues, such as swollen and bleeding gums, mouth ulcers, and bad breath.
Preventive care is the key not only to maintaining proper oral health, but it also allows for early detection of concerns that can affect your overall health, such as oral cancer and gum disease. During your checkup, we will clean your teeth, remove any plaque or tartar buildup, floss and polish your teeth, and finally look for any signs of damaging dental conditions or diseases.
We understand that the past few months have left some patients uncertain about visiting our office, but we can assure you that we have taken numerous safety precautions to ensure that you are taken care of and out of harm’s way. Our goal is to keep your mouth and your body in top shape. So, if you are having reservations about your next appointment, please reach out, and we can explain all that we are doing to keep you safe.
If you are located in the Montgomery, AL area and have not scheduled your next dental cleaning and maintenance appointment, we are waiting to hear from you. We look forward to seeing you soon!