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2 Ways Preventive Care Protects Your Oral Health

January 31, 2019
Posted By: Lucio H. Kim, DDS
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Preventive care is the foundation of a healthy and beautiful smile! Your home care routine combined with consistent visits to your dentist every six months gives your smile the attention it needs to last a lifetime.

Here are some other ways preventive care benefits you.

#1: Preventive Care Protects Your Overall Health

Are you aware of the direct connection your oral health has to your overall health and well-being? Studies have shown that the same bacteria that contribute to periodontal (gum) disease also adds to health concerns such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke pregnancy complications, and vice versa. This is because bacteria can enter into the bloodstream and travel to other areas of the body.

Visiting your dentist every six months allows them to detect gum disease early on so you can treat it right away and take charge of your health.

#2: Preventive Care Helps You Avoid Dental Emergencies

Did you know that visiting your dentist every six months may prevent the need for emergency dentistry in Glendale, CA? Here’s how it works.

If your dentist detects tooth decay in your tooth early on, you will likely be able to restore your tooth with a dental filling if you’re proactive about seeking treatment. If that decay goes undetected, or you delay treating your tooth, it will progress into the nerve of your tooth and can result in an infection.

Now you’re in pain, you’ve found yourself in an emergency, and root canal therapy is required to eliminate your infection and preserve your tooth. All of this could’ve been avoided with consistent preventive care!

Is It Time for Your Next Preventive Appointment in 91207?

If it’s time to get your next cleaning and checkup scheduled, contact Dr. Lucio Kim, your Glendale dentist today to schedule a convenient time for your visit.

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