Dental Checkups Can Keep Your Body Healthy
At Oregon City Family Dentistry, we take family as seriously as we take oral health.
Our team, led by a husband-and-wife dentist duo, wants to keep your family healthy while making you feel like part of our family when you are in our care.
We know that you are busy, especially now that school is back in session, so we try our best to make it easy for you to find dental solutions for the wide range of services that your family might need at any time.
Our comprehensive care extends from basic preventative maintenance to more extensive procedures like dental implants, crowns, and bridges. And it always includes a bit of education to keep your family on track.
We will even tell you inconvenient truths that you might not want to know, like what can happen if you do not brush, floss, and come in for a checkup on a regular basis.
One possibility is that you will develop gum disease which, if left untreated, can ruin your overall wellbeing.
What’s So Scary About Gum Disease?
While we can usually spot it during your dental exam, gum disease is pretty much undetectable to the general population until it is too late. It starts when the bacteria in plaque causes gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums.
If gingivitis is not addressed, your gums will become more and more tender, swollen, and bloody, and you will soon be dealing with full-blown periodontal disease.
This disease starts by going after your gums and the bone that supports your teeth, not the teeth themselves, but it will eventually wreak havoc throughout your mouth.
Periodontal disease will strike at the structures that support your teeth, which means that even though the teeth themselves are not damaged, they will still be forced to fall out of your mouth.
Trust us, this is not a fun situation! But, regrettably, it is more common than you might think.
In fact, this accounts for the majority of adult tooth loss in Oregon (and the rest of the country).
Wait, It Gets Worse
The bacteria that causes gum disease is also linked with many dangerous conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
Once it gets in your bloodstream, all sorts of bad things can happen.
But There Is Some Good News
The good news is that gum disease and all the nasty consequences related to it are more or less preventable.
By having your family brush and floss everyday, you can keep most of the bacteria and plaque at bay.
Beyond that, regular professional cleanings and exams are essential.
How Can Oregon City Family Dentistry Help?
Checkups will allow our team to thoroughly clean your mouth and closely monitor your oral health.
When you are here, we can check for irregularities and address any other health concerns as they arise.
We have found that, by taking a look at your mouth, gums, and teeth every six months, we can knock out most dental problems before they develop into painful and costly issues.
This habit will greatly lower your risk of gum disease and tooth loss, and help keep your body healthy.
Want To Learn More?
Contact us today to set up an appointment or consultation.
Oregon City Family Dentistry will keep your smile healthy!
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