If a new smile has been on your mind, call and schedule an appointment with Yellow Springs Dental. The team has the knowledge and experience to help you come up with a plan that fits your smile and your budget.
With both restorative and cosmetic dentistry options available, your dentist in Fredrick MD is ready to help you love your smile again. However, the first thing you need to do is check on the health and well being of your teeth and gums.
Cosmetic Dentistry Options for Your Smile
Your dentist in Fredrick understands how chipped, cracked and stained teeth can affect confidence. However, it isn’t just an aesthetic issue.
According to Dr. Richard Rogers and Dr. Trevor Maples, missing teeth cause bone loss while chipped and cracked teeth cause problems with oral hygiene.
Overcrowded teeth make it tough to brush and floss making you more susceptible to gingivitis and the more serious periodontal disease.
As you can see a beautiful and healthy smile helps prevent decay and gum disease. A healthy smile can also keep you healthier overall.
Overall and Oral Health Connection
According to Yellow Springs Dental research shows a connection between gum disease and overall health. In fact, people with heart disease and even Alzheimer’s disease have a higher percentage of gum disease than those that don’t.
With the jury still out no one is sure what the cause is but most put it down to inflammation. Because your mouth tries to protect itself against the bad bacteria it will become red and inflamed. Gum disease also causes pockets to form between your teeth and gums.
Those pockets contain bacteria that will flow through your blood stream eventually reaching your heart. On the way there some of the bacteria and plaque, yes, like the plaque on your teeth, will attach itself to the walls of your blood vessels and your heart. This is why oral hygiene is so important.
Smile with Oral Hygiene
Your dentist in Fredrick cannot stress the importance of oral hygiene. If you aren’t sure about brushing and flossing, talk to the team from Yellow Springs Dental. You are never too old to learn proper oral hygiene habits.
Proper oral hygiene also includes regular checkups with your dentist. Dr. Richard Rogers and Dr. Trevor Maples also recommend eating a healthy diet loaded with vitamins, minerals and calcium. Calcium builds strong bones and teeth.
Dental Checkups in Fredrick
Don’t let tooth decay and gum disease get out of hand. Call, send a direct message or a text and schedule a dental checkup with a comprehensive cancer screening today.
You could save yourself additional health issues if you do. Call or send a direct message today.