You might not think twice about canceling your six-month preventive visit with your dentist when you are too busy. After all, if your teeth are not hurting, everything must be great, right?
The truth is, in the world of dentistry, when you experience pain the damage is already done, and this is why preventive care in Pikesville, MD is so important.
Another reason that preventive care is essential is that there is a close correlation between your oral health and your general health. Studies have proven that the bacteria that cause gum disease, and that which causes issues like diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease is essentially the same. This is because the bacteria can enter your bloodstream and travel to other areas of the body, contributing to the inflammation causing these chronic health concerns.
What Happens During Preventive Care
During your preventive visit, your hygienist will remove the excess plaque that causes gum disease and tooth decay with a thorough cleaning.
Your dentist will perform a comprehensive examination of your teeth and mouth to look for early signs of gum disease, oral cancer, tooth decay, and cavities. These concerns develop gradually, without much pain in the beginning, so they’re hard to detect on your own. Your dentist in Pikesville can identify these conditions very early, which gives you the opportunity to treat them more successfully with procedures that are less invasive.
Consistent preventive care protects not only your oral health but also your overall well-being. So, if you do have to cancel that appointment, be sure that you reschedule it right away. Or, if it’s time to schedule your next preventive appointment be sure to contact your team at Naylors Court Dental Partners today. We are honored to be a trusted member of your health care team!