Regular visits to the dentists are not only important for a beautiful bright smile. They are also extremely important to maintain your overall general health. People often ignore their oral health and hygiene but it is important to note that oral infections can be fatal if left untreated.
There are three things that are vital to dental and oral health: proper tooth brushing, regular flossing and regular dental checkups.
Off course, the regular daily cleaning of your teeth reduce the chances of getting oral diseases but this fact should not overshadow the importance of regular routine dental checkups. You may ask why? In answer to this question, two reasons can be mentioned. The first is that regardless of maintaining good oral hygiene habits, there are factors like genetic disposition and daily habits like eating, drinking and smoking which may make one self more prone toward getting an oral disease.
Secondly, because of the mild and common symptoms marked by most of the oral
diseases, there is a high probability that the disorder can remain inconspicuous and undetectable for a long time. Signs like pain, bleeding, swollen gums, weak teeth, gum recession or appearance of incurable sores in your mouth are the signs of advanced oral diseases. Everyone will agree to this fact that early diagnosis and treatment of any disease would lead to better outcomes of the treatment.
Untreated gum disease can lead to some very serious problems such as heart disease, respiratory, kidney diseases, infections and loss of teeth and loss of bone mass. A dentist can: give suggestions on how to improve your daily care for your teeth, detect any suspected mass in your mouth which can be a sign of oral cancer, can help prevent
complications involved with inflammation and infections resulting from the gum diseases by removing plaque or tartar by scaling when needed.
Have you had a dental checkup within the last 6 months? Within the last year? Or has it been several years? Don’t put your oral and overall health in jeopardy. Call Dr. Riley today and schedule your dental checkup today – (520) 297-9069