Did you know that visiting the dentist could protect your health?
Your oral health is directly correlated with the well-being of your entire body. Dentists refer to this as the oral-body connection. Your mouth is a direct entry point to the rest of your vital systems. Disease-causing bacteria that grow in your mouth can spread to your bloodstream causing systemic health conditions. The good news, visiting your dentist at least once every six months can lower your risk of developing more complex oral and systemic health concerns. Dunnellon, FL dentist Dr. Carter Perkins provides comprehensive and personalized general, cosmetic and restorative dental services to patients living in Citrus County.
I brush and floss regularly, do I still need to visit the dentist twice a year?
Yes! Brushing well twice a day and flossing at least once a day is a great way to keep your teeth clean and healthy in between visits to the dentist. But regular dental check-ups are still essential, even for those most diligent with their oral hygiene. Dental check-ups allow Dr. Perkins and our dental hygienists to check your gums, soft tissues and teeth for signs of any developing oral health concerns. Our dental checkups include a thorough oral cancer, periodontal disease, and laser tooth decay screenings. These dental health problems are best treated when caught in the earliest stages of development. Six-month check-ups can allow for conservative treatment that prevents further damage to your teeth and gums.
How can dental checkups protect my health?
Dental health concerns such as gum disease and tooth loss can affect your health if left untreated. Gum disease has been linked to an increased risk of inflammation, cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, obesity, and diabetes. While tooth loss can make it difficult to eat a healthy diet, can lead to bone recession, and increase your risk of developing gum disease. It is important to treat dental health concerns as soon as possible to avoid further complications.
How do I schedule a dental health exam?
If you live in Citrus County, FL contact our Ocala area dentist office to request a routine dental health exam. You can call our office staff or click here to request an appointment online. Our highly trained dental care team offers quality dental care in a compassionate, no pressure environment. Our Dunnellon, FL dentist office is equipped with state of the art dental technology for less invasive and more effective diagnosis and treatment. Whether you need to schedule your next six-month dental checkup or if you have been away from the dentist for some time, our welcoming staff will make sure you receive the dental care you need. We offer full-service dental implants, full smile makeovers, and thorough preventive dental care.