shutterstock_400668199You live a busy life, and going to the dentist may be an appointment that slips your mind. Every six months, the appointment rolls around and you may think about rescheduling for when you’re less busy. However, keeping regular appointments and having your teeth examined and cleaned benefits your health now and in the long run.

Prevents Gum & Heart Disease

Plaque buildup can lead to the formation of periodontal disease, leaving your gums irritated and inflamed. Your gums will be prone to bleeding, even from standard hygiene practices. Your gums are a key indicator of your overall health, and keeping them healthy can keep you healthier. Gum disease is also a factor in bad breath and heart disease. Bad breath is also caused by food lodged between teeth in hard-to-reach areas of your mouth, which can be corrected during a dental cleaning. Recent studies have shown a correlation between heart attacks, strokes and gum disease. Taking proper care of your gums can help prevent heart problems later on.

Keep Your Teeth Healthy

With regular checkups, you can make sure your teeth remain healthy and bright. Regular cleanings prevent stains left by coffee, wine, and certain foods from becoming ingrained in your teeth and restore their natural color. Checkups also allow your dentist to check for forming cavities, oral cancer and tartar buildup, which cannot be removed by brushing and flossing. Early detection of problems with your teeth prevents them from needing extraction, dentures or implants.

Preventative Dental Visits in Newton & Boston, MA

If you are interested in having your teeth examined and professionally cleaned, contact Newton Dental Associates today! At your visit, we will go over any issues we notice and recommend a cleaning regimen that works for your teeth and keeps you healthy. Newton Dental Associates can be reached by calling 617-965-0060 or by filling out our online contact form.