We are more health conscious today than at any other time in history. Most of us pay attention to the foods we eat, spend time exercising, and at least attempt to get adequate sleep. Still, unwanted health conditions may arise. There are several reasons this may be so, one of which is that our health is directly impacted by the state of our teeth and gums. Years of scientific studies have produced significant data pointing to the link between oral health and general wellbeing. The good news in this bit of information is that we have more power over our health when we pay attention to the mouth-body connection. Part of offering complete dental care to our patients from Acworth and surrounding areas is the understanding that better oral health is good for the entire body.
Oral health comes from several different steps. Daily brushing and flossing are necessary for the maintenance of healthy teeth, as these practices eliminate harmful bacteria regularly. Professional check-ups at intervals recommended by your dentist are an important part of maintaining a healthy mouth and body. Most often, your dentist will want to see you every six months. In instances where gum disease is active, we may request that you visit more often. These regular dental examinations, using specialized dental tools, allow us to detect and treat new dental problems promptly, before they cause extensive damage and pain. Even more importantly, this level of dental care promotes general health by minimizing the body’s inflammatory response to oral bacteria.
People of all ages will benefit from routine dental visits as a part of their complete dental care program. We enjoy working with young patients, teaching them how to care for their teeth and gums at home, creating healthy habits from an early age. There are certain times in life where dental care changes. For instance, women experiencing fluctuations in hormones may be more at risk of inflammation and gum disease. Older patients may require specialized care to combat dry mouth and minimize the risk of cavities and gum disease. The team at Thirty-Two Dental is extensively trained in the various techniques, and with specialized tools, provide you with the personalized care you deserve.
You can enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile throughout your life. Contact us for your dental check-up and cleaning today.