At Russell Anderson Jr. Dentistry in Kennesaw, we always remind our patients to get a cleaning and checkup with us twice a year. There are a lot of good reasons for that; here are five of them.
1. Protect Your Gums
It’s not only extreme decay that can damage a tooth until it is beyond saving. Gum disease that leads to bone loss is just as detrimental. Gum disease is caused by a buildup of plaque that creates pockets of infection between the gums and tooth roots. This leads to periodontitis, gum recession, and eventual bone loss. A professional cleaning removes the plaque before it can cause the gums to pull back.
2. Prevent Cavities
Even if you brush and floss your teeth morning and night, plaque can collect. We have many patients who are dutiful brushers but are surprised when our hygienist discovers plaque on their teeth.
3. Check for Oral Cancer
The Oral Cancer Foundation relates this unfortunate news: oral cancer claims one life approximately every hour—that’s 48,250 deaths each year.
4. Oral Health and Overall Health Go Hand in Hand
Your mouth is not separate from the rest of the body, but many people treat it that way. Some get regular well checks from a physician, but overlook their teeth. We’ve often wondered about this disconnect. Did you know that there is compelling evidence to suggest that the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes increases with poor oral health?
5. It May Be Free
Many insurance plans cover twice-yearly dental cleanings. Even if you don’t have dental insurance, cleanings are one of the most reasonably priced ways to preserve your dental health.
At Russell Anderson Jr. Dentistry in Kennesaw, the dental health of each patient is important. Services include general and family dentistry, and a range of cosmetic dentistry procedures. Schedule a cleaning and checkup with us today!
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