Most people know how important oral health is, but some of them might be surprised to learn that there is a connection between our mouth and our general well-being. Keeping your teeth and gums safe and healthy is not just about maintaining a beautiful smile; it's also to for the health of all your other systems.
If you haven't visited Dr. Christopher J. Wigley in a while, it's never too late to make a dental appointment for a checkup and exam.
The Benefit of Dental Cleanings
Here are just a few things we can help treat before they impact the rest of your health:
Tooth Decay—tooth decay occurs with most adult Americans, and it's nothing to be ashamed of. Sometimes they can start small and invisible, but without treatment, the decay can spread.
Untreated cavities will only continue to grow until they infiltrate the inner part of your tooth, causing an oral infection that can only be treated with root canal therapy. Regular visits to the dentist can stop the spread of cavities and more.
When tooth decay leads to missing teeth, it can make eating, chewing, and speaking more difficult. Not to mention how your looks can suffer! Overall, no one wants tooth decay, but we can treat it.
Gum Disease—Millions of people suffer from this dental ailment, and it's particularly tricky because it often doesn't show any symptoms. Only your dentist can genuinely diagnose if you have gum disease.
Gum disease that's left to run rampant can cause severe damage. Your gums may start to recede and become swollen. Additionally, studies have found a link between periodontitis and diabetes, strokes, heart disease, and other serious health complications. Neglecting your gums could result in more trips to the Dr. than you ever anticipated.
Oral Cancer—Patients may not often think of oral cancer, which is reasonable, but that's why you have your Jensen Beach dentist to screen for cancer and look for anything unusual. Early stages of oral cancer are easily treatable.
Looking for Family Dentistry in Jensen Beach?
Keep your oral health and entire body as healthy as you can. It's always easier to treat health issues when they are young. Schedule an appointment today for a dental cleaning and exam for the entire family!