Many people don’t understand the impact that their oral health has on their overall health. If you consider that your mouth makes up only 5% of you, it may seem insignificant, but it’s not. Your entire body depends on your mouth. When oral health is neglected, it affects every system in your body. All of the energy and nutrition you need to survive passes through the mouth. Without proper digestion, which begins with chewing, your body will suffer. Moreover, it’s not just your teeth that need to be healthy; your gums play a major role as well. Gum disease can cause tooth loss, but it can also lead to infection spreading throughout the body. When you visit 32 Dental for your dental care in Kennesaw, you will be taking steps to oral health, which will lead to better overall health.
We know that regular dental care and a good home hygiene program is the cornerstone to a healthy smile. Your dental care professional at 32 Dental will help you customize a routine that meets your needs, but some common practices apply to everyone. You should brush and floss daily, preferably with an electric toothbrush, eat a healthy diet avoiding too many sugary foods, and always avoid tobacco use.
When you visit 32 Dental for your dental care checkups, we will always be on the lookout for potential problems. When oral cancer is detected early, the success of treatment is much greater. With this in mind, we will perform an oral cancer screening at each appointment. Most dentists will only perform a visual exam, but we take it a step further. We will also do a DNA screening on a sample of your saliva. The sample will be sent to a diagnostic lab and tested for human papilloma virus and the bacteria responsible for periodontal disease. With these screenings, we can have a higher success rate at treating periodontal disease and oral cancer.
At your dental care visit, we will guide you in oral hygiene practices based on your individual needs and always pay attention to the details such as diet, medications, and hereditary factors. At 32 Dental, it is our goal for your family to achieve and maintain healthy smiles that will last a lifetime.