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The Importance of Regular Dental Health Checkups

Your teeth serve an important function— not only are they tasked with making sure you can eat, they boost your self-esteem by ensuring you have a beautiful smile. Over time, tooth decay and genetic diseases can impact your dental health, causing your teeth to become susceptible to damage that can impact your ability to chew or leaving you with a smile you don’t want on camera.

At our dental office, we’re focused on helping patients in Verdun, LaSalle, Lachine, and surrounding neighbourhoods achieve optimal smiles and overall oral health.

Dental health is a big deal, which means regular checkups with your dentist are just as important as anything else you put on a schedule. You don’t ignore oil changes for your car, and you probably switch out the filters in your HVAC system regularly, so why would you avoid regular visits to your dentist?

Here are a few reasons you should put dental health at the top of your to-do list:

Poor Oral Health Can Cause Pain

If you neglect your dentist, your gums could neglect you. In other words, the more you put off regular oral care, the more likely painful circumstances are to occur.

Facial pain is just one side effect of neglected gums. Gingivitis, gum disease, heart problems, and digestive issues can also occur in people who don’t take care of their oral health.

Your Dentist Can Detect Health Complications

Dental health doesn’t stop at your teeth and gums; in fact, your mouth is essentially a window to the rest of your body. Your dentist has the power to see what’s going on beneath the surface of your skin, unlike any other doctor.

Gum (periodontal) disease, dry mouth, and excessive gum problems could be the result of any number of serious medical issues, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Oral cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Heart disease

You may have serious health complications and not even know, but regular checkups with your dentist could put you on the path to prevention.

Oral Hygiene Goes Beyond Brushing

Recent studies have shown poor oral health may be connected to a number of aging diseases, including Alzheimer’s. These studies seem to indicate a strong correlation between unhealthy gums and negative effects that happen as people age.

Of course, it’s never too early to start a regular regimen of brushing and flossing, and your dentist will be happy to help you at every step of the way. The quicker you recognize the need for oral health change, the sooner you can make your entire body happy!

Are you ready to see how brightly your smile can really shine? Centre Dentaire has been servicing patients in LaSalle and the surrounding communities for many years. We’re accepting new patients, and we look forward to working with you.

Book a consultation with our team online today so we can get started perfecting your smile!