One of the best things you can do for your overall health is schedule regular dental checkups.
Your Delray Beach dentist understands the importance of regular dental checkups and urges patients, and potential ones, to schedule twice yearly examinations.
If you are diabetic or are prone to gum disease, tooth decay or both, you may require additional visits to keep gingivitis and cavities at bay as well. Regular visits with Dr. George Sanchez assures a healthy mouth AND a healthy body.
Regular Dental Checkups Promote Good Health
According to Dr. George Dental, regular dental checkups are good for your body as well. Furthermore, if you follow this dental blog you’ll have already started to schedule regular dental checkups because you know how important they are.
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Regular visits aren’t just for gum disease and tooth decay. Dental exams also detect cancer.
A comprehensive dental examination catches oral cancer in it’s earliest stages. When detected early, people with oral cancer have a much higher survival rate.
Comprehensive and Regular Dental Checkups
Schedule comprehensive exams at least once a year, again, more often if you have had oral cancer or an oral cancer scare.
Both your dentist and your doctor can’t stress the importance of regular comprehensive examinations as well as regular dental checkups.
During a comprehensive exam, your Delray Beach dentist checks your teeth and gums, but also checks your oral cavity including your tongue, cheeks and throat. Your doctor will examine your neck and lymph nodes searching for anything that doesn’t seem right.
Dr. George Sanchez looks for lumps, bumps, white or red patches and unusual sores. While it is sometimes hard to detect these types of things yourself, keep a close eye. If you do notice something suspicious, call Dr. George Dental right away.
The Connection is Real
There is a strong connection between the mouth and the body and it isn’t just your spine.
Research indicates a link between gum disease and health issues including COPD and stroke. In fact, people with gum disease have a higher incidence of heart attack and irregular heart beats.
What the researchers believe is that the bacteria invades the bloodstream via the gums creating the same plaque on your blood vessels that it does on your teeth.
Stay Healthy with Regular Dental Checkups
If you haven’t scheduled a dental checkup in some time, call or send a direct message and do it today. Your teeth and gums and the rest of your body depend on it.