Your lifestyle is focused on health. You exercise regularly. You eat right. You try to get eight hours of sleep each night. But how long has it been since you have visited the dentist? Neglecting your teeth can contribute to poor overall health, meaning all the good things you to do take care of your body might not be enough.
Even if you are a diligent brusher and flosser, this is generally not enough to ensure healthy teeth and gums. Dental issues can start small, with absolutely no signs or symptoms. You can be blissfully unaware of potential problems until you are in pain with a toothache or find your gums bleeding. Both of these can indicate that your dental issues have grown more serious.
Don't neglect the dental aspect of your health care. If it’s been a while since you’ve been to your Amherst dentist, give us a call today!
The Connection Between Oral Health and Overall Wellness
Because many dental problems start out with no symptoms, it’s important to have your dentist examine your teeth and gums on a regular basis. Dental problems are always easier to treat in their earlier stages. Treatment is less invasive—and it is also less expensive.
Gum disease, in particular, is tough to spot until it is a full-blown condition. Many people may not realize that gum disease is the number one reason people lose their teeth. Gum disease can also contribute to serious diseases, including heart disease and stroke, as well as some types of cancers.
Oral cancer is a condition that is treatable in its early stages, but it has to be identified. Your dentist will examine your soft tissues every six-month, looking for signs of this disease.
Take Care of Your Entire Body with Regular Trips to the Dentist
Don’t risk all the good you do for your health by neglecting your dental care. Call your Amherst dentist Dr. Kenneth G. Edwards today!