Routine Dental Care - A Healthy Mouth Translates to a Healthy Body

Routine Dental Care - A Healthy Mouth Translates to a Healthy Body

Posted by SOUTH HILLSBORO FAMILY DENTISTRY on Dec 21 2020, 11:39 AM

We are taught right from childhood that it is important to brush our teeth, floss, and rinse every morning and night to maintain good oral hygiene. In addition to this, it is important to follow the bi-annual visits to the dentists. This is essential because our teeth and gums need more attention than just everyday cleaning. It is not ideal to wait until an oral issue such as bleeding gums or unbearable pain crop up to visit the dentist. Regular hygiene practices, coupled with dental visits, ensure a healthy mouth leading to a healthy body.

Why is Routine Dental Care Important?

When you regularly visit a dental office, the dentist ensures your teeth are clean and diagnoses oral conditions, if any. The likelihood of suffering from gum disease, tooth decay, and cavities are reduced significantly when you get a dental checkup once every six months. In fact, dentists not only diagnose oral issues but are sometimes the first to diagnose other health conditions such as sleep apnea, heart disease, diabetes, and kidney disease, among others.

What Does Routine Dental Care Entail?

A dental specialist examines your teeth and gums to cure existing conditions, prevent future possibilities, and ensure the aesthetics are as per your expectation.

  • Dental infection can lead to the loss of a tooth. So, the dentist examines your teeth and performs necessary procedures to remove the infection. Once that is done, the empty portion would be filled with a professional dental filling on which an artificial cap is placed.
  • If there is an issue with your jaw bone or you met with an accident that caused an impact on your teeth, the dentist will take X-rays to find out the depth of the issue so that it may be treated accordingly.
  • The buildup of plaque can affect the teeth as well as the gums. The dentist can remove tartar using a technique called scaling to prevent gum disease and get rid of plaque that is stuck in between teeth.
  • Fluoride treatments help clean as well as strengthen teeth. Dentists conduct these treatments to maintain the overall health of teeth.

Routine dental care helps prevent small dental issues from becoming severe and leading to bigger issues that may need complicated procedures such as root canal treatments and tooth extractions. So, schedule an appointment with the dentist today.


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