Preventive Dentistry: Your Best Healthcare Investment
If you are looking to make a difference in your overall health and save yourself costs in treating many serious healthcare issues, preventive dentistry might be your best choice.
Almost everything that enters your body enters through your mouth. This gives oral bacteria the potential to spread throughout the body. For example, many people are concerned about the health of their gut microbiome, but we now know that the microbiota in your mouth is linked to that in your gut.
Gum disease has been linked to heart disease, stroke, and numerous types of cancer. An infected tooth can also hurt your heart, and the infection can spread to your brain or blood, turning deadly.
Maintaining good oral health, on the other hand, can save you thousands of dollars in other health expenses.
A Healthy Smile: the Foundation of Beauty
The health and beauty of your smile are closely linked. Many oral health problems are also cosmetic problems. Cavities are unsightly blemishes on your teeth.
Teeth cleanings are important to remove oral bacteria, but they also let us remove surface stains that dim your smile. Plus, we can prevent the accumulation of unsightly tartar on your teeth.
Healthy gums maintain their youthful appearance. Unhealthy gums turn red and swollen, then they can recede from your teeth. Receding gums leave unattractive black triangles between teeth and can expose the unattractive roots of your teeth.