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6 Reasons to Keep That Dental Hygiene Appt

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:07pm

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Good dental and oral hygiene is important, not only for looks, but for general health as well. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems such as gum disease, infection, bone loss, heart disease, strokes and more. Regular check ups and cleanings can prevent these problems as well as provide you with good oral hygiene.

So if you have been putting off visiting the dentist for your regular hygiene treaments think about these 6 reasons not to put it off any longer.

  1. When you have your dental cleaning, your dentist is also screening you for oral cancer, which is highly curable if diagnosed early.
  2. Gum disease is an infection in the gum tissues and bone that keep your teeth in place and is one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss. If diagnosed early, it can be treated and reversed.
  3. Recent studies have linked heart attacks and strokes to gum disease, resulting from poor oral hygiene. A dental cleaning every 6 months helps to keep your teeth and gums healthy and could possibly reduce your risk of heart disease and strokes.
  4. Early detection of cavities, broken fillings and gum disease are easily treatable. If these problems go untreated, root canals, gum surgery and removal of teeth could become the only treatment options available.
  5. During your cleaning, your hygienist will also polish your teeth to a beautiful shine. The result? A whiter and brighter smile!
  6. Dental insurance plans usually pay for all or most of the cost of dental cleanings and check ups every six months!

So if you care about your teeth, your smile and your health, be sure and make those regular dental hygiene visits.

- Dr LaFrom, DDS  ( www.Dentist-Cupertino.com )

dentistfemale100x135

Good dental and oral hygiene is important, not only for looks, but for general health as well. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems such as gum disease, infection, bone loss, heart disease, strokes and more. Regular check ups and cleanings can prevent these problems as well as provide you with good oral hygiene.

So if you have been putting off visiting the dentist for your regular hygiene treaments think about these 6 reasons not to put it off any longer.

  1. When you have your dental cleaning, your dentist is also screening you for oral cancer, which is highly curable if diagnosed early.
  2. Gum disease is an infection in the gum tissues and bone that keep your teeth in place and is one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss. If diagnosed early, it can be treated and reversed.
  3. Recent studies have linked heart attacks and strokes to gum disease, resulting from poor oral hygiene. A dental cleaning every 6 months helps to keep your teeth and gums healthy and could possibly reduce your risk of heart disease and strokes.
  4. Early detection of cavities, broken fillings and gum disease are easily treatable. If these problems go untreated, root canals, gum surgery and removal of teeth could become the only treatment options available.
  5. During your cleaning, your hygienist will also polish your teeth to a beautiful shine. The result? A whiter and brighter smile!
  6. Dental insurance plans usually pay for all or most of the cost of dental cleanings and check ups every six months!

So if you care about your teeth, your smile and your health, be sure and make those regular dental hygiene visits.

- Dr LaFrom, DDS  ( www.Dentist-Cupertino.com )

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