Take Care Of Your Whole Mouth

WHY IS PREVENTIVE DENTAL CARE on your teeth and gums so important? From our view, seeing what happens when people don’t take care, there are many reasons it’s important. Devoting small amounts of attention to your teeth and gums can help keep you a healthy smile for life. It’s isn’t just health either. Being happy and feeling good with your smile is just as important to us.

Daily maintenance with proper brushing and correct flossing techniques dramatically reduce your risk of gum disease. This means at least two minutes with your toothbrush each time, and flossing at least once a day. We know some things, like a lost filling from that extra chewy bagel, just can’t be prevented. But aside from the unforeseen, the biggest factor in your oral health is simple maintenance.

That’s right, we have all heard it many times before… “Make sure you come in for regular checkups and cleanings.” But, did you know there’s a lot more to it (and we’re not just talking about a free toothbrush)?

Studies continue to link your oral health to your overall health, and visiting with Dr. Barber or Dr. Lee is as important as visiting your family doctor.

You’ve likely heard of diseases associated with our mouths like oral cancer, gum disease, etc. But did you know that other health issues can manifest themselves initially in your mouth? It’s true. Visiting your dentist can help catch potentially larger problems before they get out of hand—problems you may not even realize exist.

For our dentists at Rivercrest Dental, mouths are life. They stare into them every day, read about them while vacationing, and dream about them at night (just kidding). The truth is, they have been trained and they are here to spot things that will keep you healthy. So be sure to keep those regularly scheduled visits.

Whoopi’s right. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, can kill you. In case you missed Whoopi on The View, you can see her talk about her experience with gum disease and tooth loss below:

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