With dental cleanings and exams being two highly performed in-office dental treatments for people of all ages, your bi-annual exam should, indeed, be non-negotiable!
However, when it comes to your oral health—and your overall wellness—your dentist plays a larger role than you may imagine. Keep reading to learn more.
Oral cancer screening
While discussing cancer is not fun, oral cancer is one type of cancer that is treatable if caught early. And your dentist is typically one of the first to spot oral cancer, even in its early stages.
During your exam, your oral cancer screening is designed to identify anything out of the ordinary on the gums, the tongue and the inner cheeks. And, truth be told, oral cancer is most often found in places that can be difficult to see.
Dr. Milan looks for and monitors any tissue abnormalities and changes and will offer next steps, if necessary, for anything that is concerning.
Many times, people do not schedule a dentist appointment until after an issue presents itself. Things like tooth decay are not only easily preventable by routine dentist appointments.
Further, by preventing the problem, you save not only time but also money in the future that can come with invasive procedures.
Gum disease is a major reason for tooth loss. And adults whose supporting tissue and bone can result in premature loss of teeth. Regular cleanings along with excellent at-home oral care are key to reducing bacteria, hence, reducing the risk of gum disease.
However, mouth bacteria can also travel through the body, causing inflammation throughout—compromising overall health. So, the next time you think about skipping your dental cleaning, consider the benefits of seeing the dentist not only for your mouth but for your entire body.
Birmingham Michigan’s elite dentist office
With a wide variety of accolades, Dr. Milan has dedicated his life to the field of dentistry and helping his patients achieve oral health excellence.
Much more than a traditional dentist office, Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry offers a wide array of preventative, restorative and cosmetic procedures that are always customized to your specific needs.