- October 21, 2015
Dental Checkups Can Keep Your Family Healthy
Welcome back to our Williamsburg, Virginia dentistry blog!
At Historic Triangle Dental Care, we know that you take your family’s well being as seriously as we take oral health.
You’ll be happy to know that we see children and teens, young adults, and older adults in our office on Professional Circle. We make it easy for you to bring your whole family in to see us for all of your routine dental care needs as well as for restorative or cosmetic dental work.
We also like to keep your family educated on things like what can happen to the state of your health if you do not brush, floss, and come in for a checkup on a regular basis.
One possibility is that you will develop gum disease which, if left untreated, can cause plenty of painful problems.
What’s The Deal With Gum Disease?
While we can usually spot it during your dental exam, gum disease is pretty much undetectable to the general population until it is too late.
It starts when the bacteria in plaque causes gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums, and the earliest stage of gum disease.
If gingivitis is not addressed, your gums will become more and more tender, swollen, and bloody, and it won’t be long before you are dealing with full-blown periodontal disease.
This disease starts by going after your gums and the bone that supports your teeth, not the teeth themselves, but that is no consolation.
Periodontal disease will strike at the structures that support your teeth, which means that even though the teeth themselves are not damaged, they will still be compelled to fall out of your mouth.
We wouldn’t wish such a fate on any of our Williamsburg, VA dental patients.
Trust us, you don’t want this to happen to you!
It Goes From Bad To Worse
The pain and discomfort in your mouth is bad enough. But the bacteria that causes gum disease is also linked with many dangerous conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
It seems that once it gets in your bloodstream, all sorts of bad things can happen.
There Is A Way Out
The good news for you and your family is that gum disease and all the nasty consequences related to it are more or less preventable.
By having your family brush and floss everyday, you can keep most of the bacteria and plaque at bay.
Beyond that, regular professional cleanings and exams are essential.
How Can Historic Triangle Dental Care Help?
Stopping by for checkups every 3-6 months will allow our team to thoroughly clean your mouth and closely monitor your oral health. When you are here, we can easily check for irregularities and address any other health concerns as they arise.
We have found that, by taking a look at your mouth, gums, and teeth every six months, we can knock out most dental problems before they develop into painful and costly issues.
This habit will greatly lower your risk of gum disease and tooth loss, and help keep your body healthy.
Sounds like a better plan, right?
Schedule Your Appointment Today!
Contact our Williamsburg, VA dental office today to set up an appointment or consultation.
We want to partner with you to keep your smile healthy!