Houston dentist explains why dental care is so important.
Let’s be realistic. A great percentage of people only consult a dentist when they are struggling with tooth diseases or toothache.
According to research, inadequate dental visits may affect your overall long term health, facial appearance, and self-confidence in the long run.
Besides, it can also limit your chances of getting your dream job if not monitored properly.
Dr. Amir Elsakr of Hyatt Dental, a cosmetic dentist in Houston, explains why dental care is important.
Healthy mouth, healthy body.
Research studies has shown a perfect correlation between a healthy mouth and a healthy body. A Poor oral hygiene may cause severe health complications such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, dementia, and giving birth to low-weight infants.
“Bacteria from the food you consume can accumulate in your mouth over time,” explains Dr. Amir. “It forms a film called plaque, and the bacteria in the plaque can infect your gums.
The inflammation could cause the first stage of gum disease, gingivitis. Gingivitis that is left untreated may progress to periodontitis, a serious infection that damages the soft tissue of your gums and destroys the bone that supports your teeth.”
Brushing and flossing isn’t a guarantee to completely remove the plaque from your teeth. It’s advisable you visit your dentist for total removal of the plaque. If you have already developed Gingivitis, a good cleaning may reverse the inflammation if detected in the early stages.
The checkup that follows a regular cleaning puts your mouth under the critical observation of an experienced dentist who is trained to:
- Catch a cavity before it’s a candidate for a root canal.
- Spot early signs of oral cancer.
- Detect the possible beginning of diabetes or heart disease, the earliest signs of which often show up in the mouth.
- Review X-rays for potential problems brewing in the teeth, gums, and supporting bone structure.
- Assess how well you are caring for your mouth, suggesting toothbrushes, toothpastes, and cleaning techniques that will further your fight against plaque.
- Recommend procedures for straightening teeth or correcting your bite, conditions that can make it harder for you to keep your teeth clean and that can lead to tooth erosion and tooth loss.
You don’t have to wait any longer.
Schedule an appointment with us today by contacting the representative at Hyatt dental today at (832) 232-5353, for a healthier, happier you.