Dental care is an important piece of your overall health. Aside from cosmetic reasons, taking care of your teeth has several important health benefits. Let’s take a look at why maintaining your pearly whites is important.
Dental Care Is Preventative
There’s only so much you can do at home to care for your teeth. Regular dental care can prevent gum disease, decay, or tooth loss. Frequent visits to your dentist can also identify and prevent more serious health issues that may arise from poor oral care. It’s also surprising that at least one in six Americans cannot recall their last dental visit, according to the American Dental Association.
You Can Save Your Teeth
Tooth loss is possible if you neglect your teeth and gums. Sometimes, a tooth can become decayed beyond the point where it cannot be saved, and extraction is the only option. There are several negative impacts of tooth loss, such as your teeth shifting, making it more difficult to bite and chew food, and negatively impact your self-esteem. Routine dental care can prevent serious dental issues from developing.
Each dental patient has a unique history and treatment plan. It is important that the dentist and dental team have a thorough understanding of your medical history, and they will work together to create a treatment plan that addresses your specific needs. The only way to determine which plan is right for you is to have routine dental care.
Treatment for Bad Breath
Some people don’t often realize that their bad breath might be caused by poor oral hygiene. Bad breath, or halitosis, is difficult to treat by yourself. To eliminate bad breath, you need professional dental care. A dental office will examine your gums and teeth to determine the cause and recommend treatment to eliminate it.
Scheduling your dental treatment today protects your oral health. Additionally, regular exams allow dentists to look for any signs of other medical conditions that may be causing symptoms in the mouth. Your teeth are one of the hardest parts of your body to maintain, so let us help you. Contact Drs. Phillips & Schmitt, DDS, PA, today to learn more about the services we offer!