I would like to address the importance of getting your teeth cleaned regularly. There’s been a powerful link known between heart disease and gum disease for a long time. There is a 20% greater chance of developing heart disease if you have gum disease. Periodontal disease is the most common disease known to humans, so getting your teeth clean, tartar and stain cleaned off your teeth is the front line and keeps you from developing periodontal disease. But more importantly, being able to diagnose it early will allow you to get more conservative treatment done.
The same thing goes with cavities; the more regular I get to see my patients, the more conservative work I get to do on them, becauseI get to diagnose and find more minor problems. That also comes into play for both gum disease and cavities. When we take x-rays on a regular basis we can make those diagnoses a lot earlier. Right now, we use 5% of the radiation to take in an x-ray that we did when I was a kid, so it’s never safer or better quality to get it done.
David Dillon, Dillon Family Dentistry
Modern Dentistry, Old Fashioned Care
Sure, we all get health benefits for our teeth and gums from getting our teeth cleaned. However, the main reasons for getting regular check-ups might surprise you. It’s been reported that people with gum disease are five times more likely to have strokes. So, just finding out if you have gum disease is vitally important. Early diagnosis is the key to simple treatment for cavities and periodontal disease. In addition, visiting a local dentist for regular check-ups is your best defense from ever having to have significant and possibly costly dental work and other serious health issues. At our dental office in Bryn Mawr, PA, we provide a range of services from family dental services to painless dental care. Do visit our Rosemont office and get the best dental care.
Dr. David Dillon,
Dillon Family Dentistry,
Modern dentistry, Old-fashioned care.