If you haven’t seen your Delray Beach dentist in some time, it’s time to schedule a dental checkup with Dr. George Sanchez.
Because most people have sheltered in place since March, scheduled dental checkups and restoration tune-ups had to be postponed. If you find yourself in that situation, call and schedule an appointment with Dr. George if you haven’t already heard from his team.
A Dental Checkup for a Healthy Body
If you follow Dr. George’s dental blog, you will remember that there is a connection between overall and oral health. A missed dental checkup could mean advanced gum disease also known as periodontal disease. Research also suggests that people who suffer from oral health problems are more inclined to be diagnosed with heart disease. Some scientists also see a strong connection between stroke, heart attack, and diabetes.
If you have gone for more than 6 months without a dental checkup, it is imperative that you call and schedule one with Dr. George as soon as possible.
Healthier Teeth with Regular Dental Checkups
Healthier teeth begin with regular dental checkups, especially if you have older fillings. Fillings that are more than five years old must be checked for breaks, cracks, chips, and especially leaks.
Over time, old silver amalgam fillings will contract and expand. This means they can develop tooth decay under the filling. Fillings don’t always prevent further decay. You could have numerous cavities in or around an old amalgam filling and not even know it.
Only Dr. George can determine if you have decay under or around old fillings. It is important to note that x-rays will not detect decay under fillings. Your Delray Beach dentist uses special tools to check for decay.
A Dental Checkup for Peace of Mind
A healthy mouth means a healthy body. Call and schedule a dental checkup with Dr. George today.