By Wilmington Dental Associates
June 16, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Six-Month Cleaning  

Find out how much your smile is impacted whenever you don’t see your Wilmington family dentist regularly.

Your schedule is overloaded! So you decide to skip your routine dental cleaning. You think, “How bad can it really be to miss one visit?”Cleaning If you think it’s okay to skip out on seeing your Wilmington family dentist you may want to think twice before doing it. After all, research has found a link between oral health and our overall health. Health problems such as diabetes, stroke and heart disease have been connected to how well we care for our smiles. So what really happens when you miss a dental cleaning at Wilmington Dental Associates?

Gum Disease

Gum disease is known to affect up to 50 percent of the American population and is one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss. However, this condition is completely preventable by seeing Wilmington Dental Associates every six months.

Even if you brush your teeth twice a day you may not be getting into all those hard-to-reach areas. Any plaque left on your teeth turns to tartar quickly, which your toothbrush can’t remove. The only way to have tartar moved is to see us for a professional cleaning. Furthermore, gum disease symptoms don’t always manifest until the condition has progressed significantly, so you may never even know you have it until you see your dentist.

Tooth Decay

Whether from poor hygiene or a bad diet, decay can happen to anyone. In fact, about 92 percent of adults will deal with cavities at some point in their lifetime. Therefore, it’s important to protect your smile by seeing your Wilmington family dentist.

Even if we do spot decay, we can find it when it’s still small and doesn’t require more invasive treatment like a root canal or even an extraction. Don’t let something as preventable as decay cause you tooth loss.

Poor General Health

Since your risk for certain health problems like heart attack, lung disease, stroke or diabetes is linked to your oral health, this alone is a major reason why you should be seeing your Wilmington family dentist every six months. We may be able to tell your risk for developing these problems just by checking the severity of inflammation in your mouth.

These are only some of the issues you may face if you don’t visit us every six months for routine cleanings. If it’s time to schedule your upcoming visit don’t put it off. Call Wilmington Dental Associates today!

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