In our health conscious society, we are constantly hearing recommendations from health care providers and experts on how to live fully and energetically. We know that sleep is an important part of health, as is a healthy diet and suitable exercise regimen. Even while following many recommendations, there are people who continue to experience less than stellar health. The reason for this may lie in one simple area: the mouth. Through ample scientific research, we understand that what goes on in the mouth can impact various other bodily systems. The good news that comes from this discovery is that we also know we can achieve and sustain better health with excellent professional dental care.
In our Longview area dental practice, we work with patients to devise an oral routine that works for them. Home care does not solve every dental need. Though twice a day brushing and daily flossing are vital to oral health, they do not take the place of professional care. When you maintain dental check-ups at six month intervals, as recommended, you allow your dentist the best opportunity to identify dental problems when they are still very minor. How much more convenient is it to catch a small cavity and fill it than to undergo root canal therapy for a cavity that has grown out of control?
Regardless of age, routine dental care is important for excellent oral health. Our team loves to visit with patients of all ages. With our younger patients who are just learning how to keep teeth and gums healthy, we demonstrate techniques and discuss healthy lifestyle habits that will promote oral health and prevent painful problems. We also address specific needs that occur during the different stages in life. Our older patients, we know, are at a greater risk of gum disease and dry mouth. With our extensive training, we are able to personalize care to the individual patient so that he or she enjoys a healthy, beautiful smile.
Working alone, you may be able to present a clean-looking, attractive smile. Working with your dentist, you can achieve true oral health, with no problems lurking below a beautiful smile. To maintain your best oral health, contact us for your dental check-up.