If you’re suffering from cracked, chipped, broken, decayed or missing teeth, you understand the effects it can have on your day to day life. Not only does your confidence suffer from an incomplete smile, but it can be difficult to enjoy your favorite foods, and the other structures in your mouth may be compromised as a result.
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 has been found in the mouth can create problems throughout your body and effect 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 oral health great 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 occur. If you sense a problem with one of your teeth don’t ignore it. Call us immediately; it could be the difference between saving and losing a tooth.
Your oral health is a complex system made of many working parts including your teeth, your gums, your jawbone, your TMJ, and the soft tissues like your tongue and lips. When one part of the system becomes compromised or goes missing entirely, the entire system can break down if you leave the problem untreated.
Thankfully, we live in an exciting time for dentistry where your Abilene TX dentist can repair and replace teeth easily and naturally using advanced precision technology. We use digital x-rays, as well as a 3D digital imaging machine to give us a whole new dimension of insight into your state of oral health.
Our restorative options include:
If you’re ready to restore your smile to its beautiful, healthy, fully functioning condition, we would love to be the team to help you.
If you have any questions about restorative dentistry or would like to schedule a consultation with your Abilene restorative dentist, Dr. Leedy, Dr. Webb or Dr. Green at Leedy Dental, give us a call today at (325) 268-0013 or schedule a visit online!
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