Going to the dentist is very important, but it isn’t just about getting checked for cavities anymore. It’s about making sure your oral health is in top shape because having a healthy mouth has been linked to having an overall healthy body. Many diseases that affect your body, such as heart disease, can show early symptoms in the mouth. The bacteria that have been found in the mouth can create problems throughout your body and affect you in a very negative way.
General dentistry does involve regular oral hygiene visits to allow your dentist and hygienist to assess your overall state of health in your mouth. This involves oral cancer screenings, periodontal evaluations, regular x-rays, and removal of the tartar and stains on your teeth. When it comes to prevention, it is definitely worth taking the time to come in for a full exam.
General dentistry also involves maintaining your fillings, restorations and healthy smile. While restorations are meant to be long lasting, they won’t last forever. Sometimes repairs or replacements are needed. It is our job to help you keep your oral health on point so that you can keep your teeth and smile for a lifetime.
Here are some reasons to keep up with your oral hygiene regimen and check-ups:
Even with regular oral hygiene visits, emergencies can happen at any time. If you sense a problem with one of your teeth, don’t ignore it. Call us immediately at (325) 268-0013; it could be the difference between saving and losing a tooth.
Many of our patients are not aware that their Abilene dentist can provide a custom-made mouth guard for protection against sports-related oral injuries, as well as minimize tooth damage and soften the impact of teeth grinding and TMJ. A custom mouth guard offers the best fit and the highest level of protection against oral injuries and concussions.
If you have any questions about general dentistry or would like to schedule an appointment with your Abilene dentist, Dr. Leedy or Dr. Green at Leedy Dental, give us a call today at (325) 268-0013 or schedule a visit online!
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