Are you brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing each day? If so, great work! However, a healthy mouth goes beyond at-home care.
Though you may do your best to brush and floss as recommended, that is simply not enough to ensure the healthiest teeth and gums. Keep reading for more on why your dental cleaning and exam should be a priority — and should not be missed.
Oral health and beyond
Though you might assume that neglecting dental care may cause a host of oral health issues, consequences go well beyond that.
You put yourself at risk for a variety of dental issues when teeth are not properly cared for, including cavities. Cavities can become painful and even cause bad breath and periodontal disease. This, in turn, can result in gum inflammation and damage to the bone and tissues that support your teeth. At its worst, periodontal disease can lead to loss of teeth.
Additionally, if you neglect your oral health, you risk more serious health issues.
Studies have shown that improper dental health is linked to Alzheimer’s disease and coronary artery disease. And bacteria that enters the bloodstream via the gums can contribute to blood clots and heighten risk of stroke and heart attack. There is also a connection between periodontal disease and diabetes.
Suffice to say, your twice-a-year exam and cleaning are a crucial piece of the health puzzle and should not be avoided. Not to mention a healthy, well-cared-for smile tends to look better!
Esteemed dentist in Birmingham, MI
Dr. Mitchell Milan has been a well-known and well-respected dentist in metro Detroit for over 20 years. During that time, he has restored and rejuvenated thousands of smiles to optimum health. As a leader in the dental industry and with keen skill and experience in highly intricate dental procedures, Dr. Milan truly offers solutions for all of your dental needs in one place.
In addition to the results he provides, Dr. Milan is known for his compassionate nature and the time he takes with each patient. He and his team offer unmatched expertise and strive to provide a comfortable, safe and welcoming experience for all who enter.
No matter if you are searching for a preventative, cosmetic, advanced or restorative dental procedures, Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry can help. Contact Dr. Milan today for an appointment. Our office looks forward to providing you with exceptional service.