Poor oral hygiene has been linked to heart disease, strokes, and even cancer!
Did you realize that poor oral hygiene has been linked to heart disease, strokes, and even cancer! Annual checkups and dental cleaning work hand and hand with brushing and flossing at home to ensure great dental health. Here are some reasons that regular checkups are so important:
A Beautiful Smile - Your smile will be brighter and whiter after your dental hygienist removes the stains and plaque that build up even with regular brushing and flossing.
Gum Health - Removing plaque during dental cleaning can prevent gum disease. Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth lose.
Cancer Prevention - Oral cancer can be prevented with early detection. Your dentist is trained in identifying the signs of oral cancer early on which could save your life.
Heart Disease Prevention - There is a strong correlation between gum health and heart disease. By getting regular cleanings, you may be reducing your risk of heart disease and stroke.
Early Detection of Dental Problems - Your dentist can identify early signs or loose fillings, and fissures in your teeth. These problems are much easier to manage early on before they progress.
Cost Savings - An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Dealing with dental issues early on will save you money in the long run.
Planning Ahead - Serious dental issues can be identified ahead of time before it is an emergency situation. Then, your dental staff can work with you to develop a plan that works within your budget.
Regular checkups and cleaning may seem routine and unimportant. But, when you consider all the benefits you will receive in the long run, it may be the most important appointment you make all year. Besides, most dental insurance plans cover regular checkups and cleanings. So, why wouldn't you take advantage of the opportunity to have a healthier happier life?
Schedule your appointment with Aleris Dentist in our Dental Office in Salem, MA today!