Did you know that dental cleanings can help prevent and detect oral health issues such as stroke, heart disease, and oral cancer?
Our Nelson and Associates Frisco team would like to share some thoughts with you today about your smile and your health.
Even though oral health disease is highly preventable, it is also one of the most chronic diseases affecting patients. Your diet can affect your smile by leading to cavities, and also affects heart disease, diabetes, stroke, cancer, and obesity. If you have a tobacco-using habit, you are not only risking oral cancers (as well as other cancers) and periodontal disease but heart disease, stroke, diabetes and respiratory illnesses as well. If you consume alcohol regularly, you are inviting oral cancers, heart disease, and liver problems as well.
Taking care of your smile means taking care of your overall health. Daily brushing and flossing, along with routine dental cleanings and exams will help prevent the conditions that lead to poor health.
So, what does your dentist do at your cleanings?
-Removes tartar on the teeth, around the gumline, and between the teeth with dental instruments designed for the job. This helps to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
-Checks for signs of dental caries, gum disease, and oral cancer.
-While cleaning plaque and tartar off of your teeth, your dentist also removes tooth stains from wine, coffee, tea, and tobacco, among others, and polishes your teeth to restore brightness.
-Detects and treats problems early when they are easiest, least invasive, and most economical to treat.
A healthy smile is only the beginning. Our dentist, Dr. H Arthur Nelson, offers regular dental cleanings and exams for our patients in the Frisco, Texas area. To protect your overall health as well as your smile, we invite you to call us at 972-712-9919.