Do you sometimes feel frustrated when your six-month cleaning and checkup with your dentist appears on your calendar? After all, your teeth don't hurt, so why should you take time from your busy schedule to visit your dentist?
Believe it or not, if your teeth don't hurt this is exactly the time you should be visiting the dentist! This is because dentistry is all about prevention, unlike your medical doctor who you visit when you get sick or injured. With dentistry, if you wait until you're feeling pain or discomfort, the damage is usually done. Now you could be facing bigger issues than you would have if you had been proactive about your preventative appointments.
Periodontal Health and Your Overall Health
We now understand the importance of periodontal health in relation your overall health due to emerging information. It has been proven that the bacteria that cause periodontal (gum) disease also contributes to other health issues in the body such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, and vice versa. This is because the bacteria travel through the bloodstream and reaches other areas of the body affected by inflammation.
When you visit your dentist for your six-month checkup, you will be screened for issues like periodontal disease and oral cancer that are much better treated in their earliest stages.
Preventive Dentistry in Concord, NH
When you're proactive about your six-month dental visits, we can help you achieve and maintain optimum oral health, not to mention avoiding the more significant issues caused by tooth decay. When your dentist detects tooth decay early on, it can often be treated with a dental filling, which is much less invasive than other procedures.
Be sure not to miss your next cleaning and checkup! If you're looking for a general dentist in Concord, NH, give White Park Dental a call today. Our friendly and caring team looks forward to meeting your needs!