Maintaining a Healthy Smile is the First Step to a Healthy Body
After the past year, the importance of health is at the forefront of everyone’s mind. While the health of our bodies should of course be a big concern during this time, it is imperative that we not forget about our oral health, as it is just as important. Did you know that your mouth is the gateway to your body? You might be wondering what that question means. Continue reading to learn more and find out why it might be time to pay a visit to our office.
Your Mouth is the Gateway to Your Body
This phrase might seem a little strange, but when you think about it, it makes sense. The mouth is not only the entry point for delicious food and drink, but it is also the entrance for disease that not only affects the mouth, but can also travel and wreak havoc on the digestive and respiratory tracts. By maintaining regular dental visits and exams at our office, we can help to ensure that your oral health stays in tip top shape.
Importance of Preventative Dental Care
Brushing your teeth, flossing, and using mouthwash daily are of course important, but they are only part of what gives you an overall healthy smile. Visiting our office regularly allows us to monitor and check on any problems that might be brewing in your mouth. Untreated tooth decay can really lead to costly repairs and discomfort down the road.
Did you know that when you come to our office for a routine visit we do more than just clean your teeth and check for tooth decay? We are also looking for early signs of problems that can affect your overall health such as oral cancer and gum disease. If these conditions go undetected, they can become real health concerns. Gum disease that remains untreated can lead to more severe problems such as diabetes and heart disease, while untreated oral cancer can eventually be life-threatening.
If while reflecting on the past year you realize that you have not visited our office in the last 6 months, now is a great time to make an appointment for a cleaning and examination. We look forward to seeing you soon in our office located in Spring Hill, FL.