Many people believe that good oral hygiene and having nice clean teeth is important. Having teeth that smooth and clean feel amazing, and no one ever complains about having fresh breath. What most people don’t realize is that oral health is one of pillars of your overall physical health. Since the mouth is the first stop in our body’s digestive system any issues with oral health can create other health issues which is why it is extremely important to receive regular dental exams and cleanings. The staff here at Grand Oaks Dental Care will not only show you how to maintain the health of your gums and teeth but also answer any questions you may have about how to achieve good oral health.
Prevention and Restoration
The team here at Grand Oaks Dental Care truly believes in preventing any dental problems before they start. This is accomplished through regular checkups and cleanings at the office as well as making sure you practice good oral hygiene at home too. It’s important to understand that dental caries (cavities) as well as gum disease and the associated complications could be easily be prevented in most cases. Sometimes genetics, certain medications or existing health issues also contribute to your oral health and can make prevention of dental issues challenging. That being said, having regular checkups and professional cleanings can reduce the effects of some of these factors, and when caught early enough some of these problems can be treated so they don’t become bigger issues.
Sometimes even consistent checkups cannot prevent you from losing teeth, however frequent exams can aid in preventing further issues as well as restoring the rest of your mouth so to good order. One thing to keep in mind is that if do you lose a tooth, or already have some missing, there are several options such as implants, bridges or dentures to replace any missing teeth you may have which would not only restore your ability to chew but also your ability to be confident in your smile.
One other important aspect of the dental exam is the oral cancer screening. This easy procedure is instrumental in detecting oral cancer before it is too late. If detected early enough, oral cancer is very curable. The staff here at Grand Oaks Dental Care is invested in your complete oral health which is my every patient receives this screening. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.