Oral health conditions, including gum disease, can impact your overall wellness. In other words, preventive dentistry is crucial—not only to your oral health but to your general health.
Your dentist in Annapolis, MD follows the American Dental Association’s recommendations—at least two preventive checkups and teeth cleanings per year. This schedule has been found to significantly lower your risks for preventable conditions.
If you’ve already been diagnosed with an oral health issue like gum disease, your dentist will customize your dental appointments to save your teeth and prevent body-health complications.
Studies have found links between gum disease and serious health issues like tooth loss, certain types of dementia, rheumatoid arthritis, lowered birth weight in infants, heart issues, and lung problems.
Preventive dentistry allows you to enjoy a comfortable, pain-free smile, but it also contributes to your general health.
The team at Chesapeake Bay Dentistry wants you to realize your healthiest smile and enjoy optimal general health, which is why we emphasize prevention. Preventive dentistry also saves you time and money in the future by lowering your risks for so many complications!