May 18, 2018
You just can’t justify a dental appointment as you look at your hectic work schedule for the day. It looks like you’ll need to cancel. No big deal since your teeth feel fine, right? Actually, did you know that when your teeth are feeling good is the best time to visit the dentist? This is because dentistry is all about prevention and here’s why you shouldn’t cancel your appointment with your dentist in Fremont.
The Importance of Regular Dental Visits
For most patients, visiting the dentist every six months is sufficient for achieving and maintaining optimum oral health. You will receive screenings from your dentist for issues such as periodontal (gum) disease, oral cancer, and tooth decay. You will also have x-rays taken at least once per year so your dentist can see what’s happening internally with your teeth and mouth.
This allows your dentist to detect any concerns very early on so they can be treated with less complicated treatment procedures.
Your hygienist will remove the plaque and bacteria buildup that cause issues like gum disease, tooth decay, and cavities.
Periodontal Health and Overall Health
With so much emerging information about how periodontal disease affects your overall health, we can tell you that it’s never been more important to take great care of your oral health.
We now understand that the bacteria that causes gum disease also contributes to other health issues like diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and high blood pressure. This is because the bacteria enters the bloodstream and travels to other areas of the body. People who suffer from diabetes and heart disease are also more likely to develop gum disease.
With visits to your dentist every six months your dentist can detect gum disease in its earliest stage called gingivitis, which can be treated with a thorough professional cleaning and improvements to your home care routine that may help reverse your condition in some cases.
If you are already struggling with gum disease, your dentist may suggest additional cleanings throughout the year to help keep your condition under control.
If you have questions about your next dental visit, or it’s time to schedule it, please give your dentist in Fremont a call today.
About James Block Dentistry
Dr. James Block has been providing patients who live in Fremont, CA high quality dental care for nearly 30 years. Patients enjoy the relaxed and comfortable atmosphere combined with advanced services that they can’t find elsewhere.
Would you like to contact Dr. Block? He can be reached by calling 510-793-0801 or through his website.
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