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Why You Don't Want to Miss Your Next Dental Cleaning and Checkup

July 17, 2020
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Posted By: Lee J. Martin, DMD Staff

With all the changes going on in our world, it has never been more critical to protect your health. Your dental health plays an integral role in your overall well-being and the best way to stay on top of it is to consistently visit your general dentist in Garden City for teeth cleanings and checkups every six months.

These appointments are often covered for the most part by your dental insurance, making it very affordable to maintain your dental health. You will also save time and money when you visit your dentist regularly because you'll be aware of any concerns before they become significant problems.

The Oral Systemic Connection

Scientists have linked gum disease with other concerns in the body such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and dementia. The connection occurs when the bacteria that causes gum disease enters the bloodstream, makes its way into other areas of the body and contributes to the inflammation-causing these other health concerns.

Patients suffering from gum disease may have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease and vice versa. Visiting your dentist regularly for checkups can help you detect gum disease early on (gingivitis) and take active measures to successfully manage it and, in some cases, even reverse it.

Protect Your Smile

During your routine biannual examination, your Garden City dentist will also ensure that your dental restorations are healthy and still functioning properly. Old metal fillings tend to break down and allow bacteria back into your tooth. When this happens, it can result in a painful and inconvenient dental emergency.

If your dentist spots any concerns early on, you'll be able to be proactive and repair your tooth before more significant and costly problems occur.

Is It Time for Your Next Dental Appointment?

We are open and scheduling patients for cleanings and checkups in our Garden City dental office. If it's time for your next dental cleaning and checkup, please contact us today at (912) 966-2102.

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