Posted on 6/20/2016 by Scholes Periodontics & Implants
When was the last time you were at a periodontal dentist? Did you skip your last appointment? Maybe you thought because everything felt just fine that you did not need to go to your appointment. We are here to tell you that you need to keep your appointments every six months. There are other things that occur during these appointments other than cleaning your teeth. The exam is a very important part of your overall health.
Oral and Physical Health
Your oral and physical health are directly related. When something goes wrong with your oral health, such as gum disease, your physical health can be directly impacted. You are instantly put at higher risk for heart disease, diabetes and respiratory issues. The health of your mouth predicates what your overall health will be like because it is the gateway to the rest of your body. If the germs in your mouth are passed into your bloodstream you could suffer serious physical health conditions.
Stop Risking Your Oral Health!
Why take the chance of putting your health at risk? Come in for your regularly scheduled appointment and let us determine, if everything is in good standing. If we suspect that there is an issue, we can provide you with proper care right away with minimally invasive treatments that will have you back in good health in no time!
Get an Oral Cancer Screening!
Did you know that a large part of the oral health exam when you come in for an appointment every six months is to screen for oral cancer? Many patients find that they have this disease without any symptoms, which means that we are able to catch it in its earliest form. This gives you a better chance at surviving the cancer. It also reduces the risk of the cancer spreading to other parts of your body. Why take a chance? Make your appointment today in honor of National Dental Health Month and get your oral cancer screening today!
Do you Know your Gum Disease Risks?
Are you at risk for gum disease? Does it run in your family? Do you take good care of your teeth? Have you been told that you have a large amount of tartar and plaque built up on your teeth before? These are all signs of impending gum disease. If you have not been to a periodontal dentist lately for a check-up and cleaning, your condition could have gotten worse. In fact, you could have the beginning stages of periodontal disease, which puts you at risk for tooth and bone loss. Do not waste time; make your appointment today to learn of your gum disease risks and how you can minimize them today!