When making a list of priorities in life, certain things are often high on most people’s lists: food, water, sleep, paying bills on time, and SEC football in the fall. While all of these are highly important, well… maybe football is not as important to everyone, a healthy diet, regular exercise, and routine dental appointments should also be on your list of priorities. Your entire health hangs in the balance of your priorities.
Your oral health is a huge indication of the health of your entire body. If you neglect your teeth and gums, you could face far more severe consequences than just a cavity. Cavities, decay, gingivitis, and gum disease all begin as small, treatable concerns; yet when they are left untreated they can lead to serious health issues:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Respiratory infections
- Diabetic complications
- Autoimmune disorders
- Pregnancy complications and loss
There is a lot more to keeping your mouth clean on a daily basis than simply having a pretty smile. Yet, brushing and flossing at home are not enough.
Visiting your dentist on a regular basis is considered a vital part of your oral health because your dentist can identify areas of concern before they wreak havoc on your mouth and overall health. During regular dental exams, your teeth are thoroughly cleaned of plaque and tartar, which both lead to cavities, decay, and gum disease when not removed. Your entire mouth is evaluated for any signs of infection or oral cancer. X-rays are taken so that your dentist can look beneath the surface to detect other concerns that are not apparent yet. Treatment and intervention for even the smallest concern, given early, can restore your oral health and protect your smile.
The doctors at Gainesville Dental Group provide complete dental care for your entire family. We make your oral health a priority, not because it is just our job – but because we understand the huge impact that your oral health has on your entire life. Making dental appointments a priority will save your smile, and it can help save your life.
Posted on behalf of Gainesville Dental Group