It’s National Smile Day! And what better way to celebrate such a happy day than by making sure it’s as healthy as possible. Yes, summertime has just begun so now would be a fantastic time to have a dental checkup – before all of the goodness that summer treats have to offer. Need more reason? Here are the goals of a dental checkup; as you can see, there are loads of reasons to pay your dentist a visit:
Gum disease prevention. Gum disease is a tissue infection surrounding your teeth, and one of the major causes of bone loss if left untreated. Regular dental cleanings and DIY care are main factors in prevention.
Oral health maintenance. On these visits, your dentist will look closely for any problems that may have happened in between visits. The sooner you treat issues, the better.
Oral cancer detection. Early diagnosis of oral cancer is very important in improving of the prognosis of cancer. When you have dental cleanings, you are also screened for oral cancer.
A healthy smile. When you have a beautiful smile, you feel more confident and satisfied with your being. When you feel confident, you live it that confidence.
Brighten your smile. From coffee to snacking on berries, loads of things in our diet can begin to stain our teeth over time. A dental cleaning can remove built-up stains and leave you with freshly polished teeth.
Fresh breath. Even if you brush and floss regularly, getting a cleaning is a great way to keep your mouth healthy and odor-free.
Good overall health. There is a correlation between poor oral health and chronic diseases, like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, premature and low birth weight.
To set up an appointment, call Dr. Middleton’s office in Riverside, CA at 951-688-3442 or through the website.
Dr. Gerald Middleton proudly accepts patients from Riverside and all surrounding areas.