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Preventive Dentistry for Overall Oral Health

Tuesday, June, 15, 2021

It’s the middle of the year and if you still haven’t done anything about those bleeding gums or nagging toothache it’s time to call your Johnson City dentist for preventive dentistry.

Puffy and red gums are a sign of gingivitis or the more serious periodontal disease. Persistent toothaches are a sign of tooth decay. Preventive dentistry could have prevented all of that.

Both of those symptoms indicate that something is definitely going on with your oral health.

 Comprehensive and Preventive Dentistry  Dentistry

Preventive dentistry and comprehensive dentistry keep you and your mouth in check when it comes to tooth and gum health. Dr. Angela Cameron and her team from Sophisticated-Smiles are compassionate and caring.

There is no judgement when it comes to your oral health issues. It doesn’t matter how long it has been since you have been to the dentist, just that you have made the commitment and are seeing, or planning on seeing a dentist in the near future. It has been especially hard this past year and a half and time does fly.

Your dentist in Johnson City is equipped to care for every member of your family including your toddler and Mother in Law.

Preventive Dentistry to the Rescue

When you take precautions you are well ahead of the game. Regular dental checkups and oral cancer screenings keep your mouth and the rest of your body healthy.

Research indicates a connection between oral and overall health. If you have gingivitis, or the more serious and incurable periodontal disease, you are in a higher risk category for all sorts of problems that include:

  • Stroke
  • Heart Attack
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • COPD
  • Diabetes
  • Alzheimer’s disease

While scientists haven’t found a single direct link, most agree that inflammation is probably to blame.

Your body swells when it is under attack. If food particles and bacteria are invading your gum tissue the remnants will eventually end up in your blood stream. That bacterium attaches itself to your blood vessels on the way to your heart causing all kinds of problems for both oral and overall health.

Keeping Everyone’s Mouth Healthy with Preventive Dentistry

A good diet that is rich in vitamins and minerals goes along way when it comes to teeth and gums. Enjoy lots of veggies and fruits, just keep citrus to a minimum as the acid will eat away at the enamel on your teeth.

Sophisticated-Smiles also recommends regular dental checkups, twice a year or more if you are susceptible to gum disease and tooth decay along with professional cleanings every 6 months.

Dr. Cameron cannot stress the importance of oral cancer screenings. Oral cancer screenings can detect abnormalities, such as sores, patches and spots, before you can. People who are diagnosed with any type of oral cancer in the early stages have a higher chance of recovery.

Dental Checkups in Johnson City

Preventive dentistry works. call or send a text and talk to a team member from Sophisticated-Smiles and schedule your comprehensive dental checkup today.

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