Does life seem to get in the way of the particulars? If you have a busy work schedule, something like your six-month checkup at Bedford Dental Group might get put on the back burner. After a while, you just keep putting it off and putting it off. Then it becomes an anxiety thing. You haven’t seen us all year and that makes you even more hesitant to come in and see us. You might be afraid of what you’re going to hear.
It’s very important that you stay on top of your regular visits with your dentist, not only for your oral health, but for your overall health. It’s no secret that studies are showing more and more of a link between physical health and oral health. Healthy teeth and gums equal a healthy you.
More importantly, unhealthy teeth and gums can equal an unhealthy you. Gum disease, if left untreated and unaddressed, can lead to health problems, especially with your heart. Inflammatory gum disease can lead to tooth loss, while bacteria buildup in the mouth has been said to put you at an increased risk for heart disease.
It’s now more important than ever to keep your scheduled checkups with your dentist. The standard is twice annually, but that isn’t cut and dry for everyone. Those with dental problems may need to have their teeth checked more frequently, in order to avoid potential problems. If you’re at an increased risk for periodontal disease, believe that you should be seeing your dentist more frequently than just twice a year.
It might be tempting to skip the dentist if you don’t think you have any problems. Too often, dental problems can be present, but not causing you any pain. When it comes to some conditions with your teeth, you might only start hurting when significant damage has already been done.
Here are some additional reasons to commit to and keep your regular dental checkups with Bedford Dental Group…
It Could Save Your Teeth
If you catch tooth decay early, you can save the structural integrity of your teeth, instead of having to pay for costly reconstructive procedures. Keep in mind that a full mouth restoration can cost anywhere from fifty to a hundred grand. You can also catch gum disease early by keeping your regular scheduled dental checkup appointments. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults.
You’ll Feel Better About Your Smile
You’ll always know where you stand with us. We’ll always give you honest assessments and we’ll develop practical, realistic goals for your smile. Together, we’ll achieve your aesthetic enhancement ambitions when it comes to your teeth.
… and your breath!
Regular dental checkups can help prevent halitosis. Nobody wants to be the person with bad breath, which is generally caused by food stuck in crevices of the mouth, periodontal disease, or poor oral hygiene.
For Protection of Your Overall Health
Close to 120 systemic diseases can yield visible symptoms in the mouth. If you schedule regular checkups, we’ll be able to catch signs of disease and infection before you might even know anything about them. We can catch the problems before they become problems.
Your Regular Dental Checkups Can Save Your Life
Oral cancer screenings are an important part of your regular dental checkups. When cancer is caught early, many of its forms are highly treatable. Your dentist will generally check your head, neck, throat, tongue, and face. A good dentist will be able to catch any signs of swelling, in case there is a larger problem.
We think we’ve made our point. Keep those regular scheduled dental checkups with Bedford Dental Group. Together, we’ll keep a close eye on your smile, making sure it stands the test of time.