Visiting the dentist twice a year can seem like a hassle, but it’s extremely important. These appointments do more than just check on your dental health and keep your smile looking good. Routine dental care can tell a lot about your overall wellness and are a vital part of staying healthy.
There has been a lot of research that suggests a strong connection between the health of the mouth and overall health. Individuals with poor oral health tend to have other chronic or serious health conditions that can impact the quality of life.
The number one reason to receive routine, good dental health care is the prevention of oral infections and diseases such as decay and periodontal disease. During routine dental exams, patients will receive a thorough evaluation and professional dental cleaning. This accomplishes several goals:
It is widely accepted that there is a link between gum disease and other health complications such as heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Additionally, women who have gum disease while pregnant have higher rates of pre-term or lower birth-weight babies.
Identifying gum disease early and treating it before it has advanced can minimize the risk of other health complications and can also prevent permanent tooth loss. When permanent teeth are lost to gum disease it can lead to changes in appearance, quality of life, and self-esteem.
If you do not take good care of your teeth and gums, you can develop several issues, including:
The good news is that improving your dental health is relatively easy with a few simple steps.
Whether it’s been 6 months or several years since your last dental check-up, it’s never too late to get back on track. At Patel and Dornhecker Dentistry, we are committed to providing quality, comprehensive dental care for you and your family. To schedule an appointment, give us a call at (513) 815-3166 .
Dr. Jesal A. Patel and Dr. Shawn Dornhecker run a successful dental practice in their home state of Ohio. Both doctors attended the Miami University for Microbiology in Oxford, Ohio and The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. The wife-husband duo brings together a wealth of experience while working with children, adults, and veterans during their residency at The Medical College of Ohio.
Patel and Dornhecker Dentistry has two offices in Bridgetown and Fairfield. The team at the clinic strives to serve with the best quality care to their patients using the latest technology. They strongly believe in working with local businesses in Ohio to empower the local community.