As your family dentist in Gilbert, it is a good idea to teach you about basic dental hygiene.
Care Tips from your Family Dentist
Brushing and flossing your teeth is not an option. As your family dentist I can’t stress that enough. It’s vital. Why? Well as this article excerpt from About.com shows “Often taken for granted, the monotonous task of brushing and flossing our teeth daily has never been more important in order to avoid disease of your gums and the risk it places on our overall health. It has been estimated that 75% of Americans have some form of gum disease, which has been linked to serious health complications and causes various dental problems that are often preventable.” [READ MORE]
And a lot of dental problems aren’t just unsightly, they can be painful, not to mention hazardous to your health. In rare cares, dental problems can be fatal.
Why Should I Visit a Family Dentist?
Well, if you take care of teeth, they will probably outlast you. If you don’t take care of your teeth, sooner or later they will start to go bad. And when teeth go bad, they pose a risk of infection. But it isn’t your teeth that can be a health risk. If you have gingivitis for example, you run a greater risk of a heart attack because of the level of inflammation in your body. Even something as simple as swollen gums can contribute to this very real danger, not to mention the fact that your immune system will be weakened because of an untreated infection.
So remember, that health decisions should never be on an emergency footing. You should be proactive about all areas of your health including scheduling an appointment with your family dentist in Gilbert.
Gilbert Vista Dental Care
2451 East Baseline Road #210
Gilbert, AZ 85234