How visiting your dentist regularly can help your health
When you make and keep a dental appointment, you are ensuring the health of your teeth, and your overall health. Dr. David Kahn and Dr. John Pergolizzi, in Ringwood, New Jersey, want you to know just how vital it is to keep your mouth healthy. In fact, if you have an unhealthy mouth, it can dramatically increase your risk of:
- Heart disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
Also, when you make and keep your dental appointments, Drs. Kahn and Pergolizzi can catch dental problems while they are still small, saving you time, money and potential dental pain. You don’t want to postpone regular visits to your dentist because dental problems can escalate.
Drs. Kahn and Pergolizzi, your Ringwood dentists, want to keep you from having a more severe dental problem. If you don’t keep your regularly scheduled dental visits, there is a chance that:
- Untreated gum infection can turn into a need for periodontal treatment
- Untreated periodontal disease can turn into need for a tooth extraction
- Untreated decay can turn into a need for a root canal or tooth extraction
- Tooth extraction can turn into need for a partial or denture
Brushing and flossing are an excellent start to preventing gum and periodontal disease and tooth decay, but you also need to see your dentist regularly. Drs. Kahn and Pergolizzi will examine your gums and teeth and take vital x-rays. It is only through x-rays that all decay and bone loss from periodontal disease can be seen.
You need to keep your scheduled dental appointment to ensure your teeth are professionally cleaned on a regular basis. Again, brushing and flossing are a good start, but you can’t remove hard deposits, called calculus or tartar, from your teeth. Only a skilled dental professional can remove all hard and soft tissue deposits to fully clean your teeth.
Current recommendations are to visit your dentist every six months to one year, more often if you have periodontal disease or severe dental issues. When it comes to the health of your mouth, don’t wait! Your overall health depends on it. So call Dr. Kahn and Dr. Pergolizzi, in Ringwood, New Jersey, and start establishing a regular dental schedule. Call today!