Why Go to the Dentist?
Going to the dentist is an important element is staying physically healthy. So many issues have been connected to deteriorated dental health, that you’re risking more than just a lecture about flossing—you’re risking your entire wellbeing!
The dental professionals of My Family Dental Centers are caring and compassionate. They won’t judge your dental problems or give you lectures. They only want to help you and your family to maintain beautiful healthy smiles for a lifetime. And if you’re worried about the cost of dentistry, we invite you to take advantage of our dental plans.
So, why is it important that you go to the dentist?
Prevent gum disease.
Gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss in America. The more serious your gum disease, the more it negatively impacts both your oral and overall health. Gum disease ravages your gums and teeth, sometimes to the point where patients experience pain, loss of bone, and worsening health issues. Gum disease has been linked to numerous systemic illnesses, including pancreatic cancer, diabetes, and lung disease.
Discover early signs of cavities.
Tooth decay, also called dental caries or cavities, is caused by acid-forming bacteria that dissolve the enamel of your teeth, causing holes and dark spots. If not treated in the early stages, decay will eventually reach the nerve and the bacteria will infect the interior tissues. Gum disease, lack of consistent oral hygiene, and poor diets can increase the risks of getting cavities. The earlier decay is discovered and treated, the less likely you’ll need root canal therapy or extraction.
Check for oral cancer.
The Oral Cancer Foundation estimates that someone dies from oral cancer once every hour. Nearly 37,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year alone. Only slight more than half of those patients who have oral cancer survive past five years. The death rate is so high because oral cancer is usually found in the later stages, when it’s particularly difficult to treat. If you get regular check-ups, your dentist will check you for oral cancer. Early detection will save your life.
Reduce the likelihood of dental emergencies.
When you see your dentist at least once every six months, it’s much easier for the doctor to detect problems and correct them before they turn into emergencies. It’s far easier on your comfort level and your pocketbook to deal with issues at the onset, rather than later on when treatments become complex and expensive.
Maintain good oral health.
Regular checkups are a vital part of your oral healthcare plan. Not only should you brush, floss, and rinse with fluoridated products, but you should also see your dentist to ensure your oral health stays in excellent condition. Dental hygienists can professionally clean your teeth, doctors can diagnose and treat a variety of dental conditions, and you can feel good about taking care of yourself and your family.
The dentists who are part of My Family Dental Centers provide family, preventive, cosmetic, restorative dentistry and more to Arizona families who live in or near the Valley. View our dentists now, or choose your dentist by the procedure you need.