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When you visit the dentist, you’re probably mostly concerned with the appearance of your smile. Undoubtedly, a beautiful smile is important for your overall appearance and your self-confidence, but a beautiful smile isn’t the only reason why you should visit the dentist regularly.
Your oral health is extremely important to your overall well-being. Problems that originate in your mouth can have an effect on your whole body, sometimes leading to cancer, stroke, or heart disease. Even problems that stay in the mouth such as tooth loss or persistent bad breath can have significant negative effects on your well-being. Here are just a few reasons why you should take excellent care of your oral health:
Preventing Oral Cancer
The Oral Cancer Foundation reports that someone dies from oral cancer every hour in the United States alone. When you have your teeth examined by a dentist, they’ll check for signs of oral cancer, which can usually be treated successfully if diagnosed early.
Preventing Gum Disease
Gum disease, if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss, bone decay, serious infection, and other oral health problems. There’s also reason to believe that gum disease can be linked to stroke and heart disease. Costa Mesa dentists can examine your gums to determine if you have signs of gum disease and help you treat or even reverse damage from gum disease.
Preventing Tooth Loss
Some people think that if they just go to the dentist when a tooth begins to hurt, that’s often enough. Unfortunately, without regular checkups, teeth can begin to erode and cause bigger overall health problems even before they begin to hurt. Without regular visits to Brite Clean Smiles’ Costa Mesa dental practice, you may end up losing teeth and possibly the bone beneath the teeth as well. This is not only a cosmetic problem but can also affect your speech and your ability to eat properly.
Preventing Bad Breath
Studies have shown that about 85% percent of people who suffer from persistent bad breath, or halitosis, have another dental problem at the root of the issue. A regular checkup can help you identify the issues that might be leading to your bad breath and provide you with a solution for improving not only your breath but your overall oral hygiene and health.
Improve Your Smile and Your Health
You can help improve your general health as well as the beauty of your smile with regular visits to a dentist. At Brite Clean Smiles, our dentists can give you a brighter, whiter smile and help you monitor the health of your mouth in a clean and comfortable environment. The excuse of being afraid of the dentist simply doesn’t hold up at Brite Clean Smiles. Here you’ll relax in a warm and inviting room free of scary dental tools while you make the responsible choice of getting a regular checkup and cleaning.
Make your appointment today to help maintain the health and beauty of your smile.