Protect your overall health
Over 100 systemic diseases can be visible in your mouth. Regular checkups can reveal the signs of these diseases before you even know they exist. Great dental care can also contribute to great overall health. A study done at UC Berkley showed that women who get regular dental care cut their risk of heart disease by a third. In addition, research shows that people who have regular dental care have lower overall healthcare costs due to prevention and early detection.
Save your smile
Catching tooth decay early can save your teeth. Also, the leading cause of tooth loss is gum disease (periodontitis). About half of adults over the age of 30 have some degree of gum disease. Regular dental appointments help you prevent gum disease and help you manage any oral health issues you may be having.
Look and feel better
During professional cleanings, built-up plaque (tartar) and calculus is removed that cannot be reached or removed by brushing and flossing alone. When you’re finished your teeth feel fresh and clean. Regular cleanings can also help prevent embarrassing bad breath!
Perhaps even save your life
One of the most important components of your check-up is an oral cancer screening. Our hygienists and doctors survey your mouth for any signs of what could be deadly cancer. Early detection means a better chance of survival.