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Preventative Dentistry: What You Need to Know

Preventative Dentistry: What You Need to Know

A New Year often brings a renewed desire for health and wellness. Many people join a gym or vow to eat a more healthful diet. Both are a great idea, however, it’s also important not to take your dental health for granted.

Did you know that your oral health can have a direct effect on your overall health? Further, if you ignore your mouth, gums and teeth, you run the risk of being susceptible to other illnesses, not to mention mouth pain and spending more money down the road on dental treatment.

Read on to learn how you can get the New Year started off in the healthiest way by making your dental health a priority.

Starting the New Year off right

Though everyone should be visiting their dentist every six months for an exam and cleaning, it’s just not always so. However, missing your dental visits can cost you in terms of both health and money.

When cavities go untreated, you run the risk of not only bad breath, pain and discolored teeth, but more serious issues like tooth decay and gum disease — which can eventually lead to tooth loss.

Other risk factors include even more extreme health issues. Studies have shown that when you neglect your oral health, you run the risk of heart attack and stroke, from bacteria traveling to the bloodstream. Additionally, research has shown that poor oral health is linked to Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and pneumonia.

Though you may feel it’s okay to miss your dental visit, it’s wise to remember that your bi-annual appointment consists of not only a cleaning, but an in-depth exam, which can uncover any possible issue that you are unaware of. Therefore, seeing your dentist regularly should be non-negotiable.

A trusted dentist for all your dental needs

Dr. Mitchell Milan of Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry has been a trusted dentist in Birmingham, Michigan for over 20 years. With expertise in cosmetic dentistry, along preventative, restorative and advance dentistry, Dr. Milan is one of the most sought-after dentists in metro Detroit. In fact, his patients come to him from all over the state — and the country — because they know they will be in the most capable of hands.

The depth of his knowledge runs deep, as Dr. Milan has trained alongside the best of the best in the industry. With a focus on compassion and patient comfort, combined with delivering top-notch results, Dr. Milan is proud to offer his patients cutting-edge treatments.

Are you ready to make your dental health a priority with a dentist who provides upper echelon care? Contact Dr. Mlian’s Birmingham dentist office today to schedule your consultation and make 2018 your year to smile.