Those patients who choose to ignore regular professional dental exams run the risk of developing gingivitis. Though not serious, if untreated, it can lead to gum disease and eventual tooth loss. Also, if teeth are decayed and not treated, they can develop cavities and other infections also leading to tooth loss.
One of the dangers with not getting regular dental checkups is more serious health problems are not always caught in a timely manner. They can go undiscovered for years. Oral cancer, hypertension, diabetes and kidney failure all could be in advanced stages by the time they are discovered. Part of the reason for this is most patients visit us far more often than their medical doctor.
The Importance of Good Oral Health
While strong healthy teeth are important to good oral health, it is even more important to take care of your gums. They are the supporting structure for the teeth. If they aren't properly cleaned, they can get infected which can eventually lead to heart attacks, stroke and even arthritis. When brushing your teeth, you should also gently brush your gums. This not only cleans them but will increase the blood flow so they stay healthy and strong to support your teeth properly.
If you need to schedule a professional exam to evaluate your dental needs or require a cleaning, please feel free to contact us. We can take care of your professional cleaning and give great tips on how to take care of your teeth and gums.
Our office staff is always willing to answer any and all question regarding regular dental care, brushing techniques, flossing benefits or cosmetic procedures. We are waiting to give you information and guidance concerning your dental health. Do not hesitate to call. Help is a just a phone call away.
Location 6657 N. Glenwood Street Boise, ID 83714-1925