Visiting your cosmetic dentist at Prestige Dentistry for regular check-ups and cleanings every six months can seem inconvenient and unnecessary at times, but you may benefit in ways you never imagined.
A recent study showed that people who visited the dentist and had their teeth professionally cleaned at least once every two years were 24 percent less likely to have a heart attack, compared to those who skipped appointments.
While the study could simply confirm that those East Lake people who dutifully schedule regular general dentistry cleanings also practice healthy habits like exercising and eating right, there is additional evidence of a relationship between oral health and heart health.
Common problems like inflammation with gum disease are linked to hardening of the arteries and other tissue inflammations which can lead to heart attacks and strokes.
Former American Heart Association President Ralph Sacco, MD, (who did not participate in the study mentioned previously) said:
‘Something as simple as having good dental hygiene – brushing, flossing, and having regular cleanings – may be good for your heart and brain health.’
While the study found that cosmetic dentistry patients who schedule cleanings yearly reap the most health benefits, the Prestige Dentistry dental professionals recommend coming in for check-ups and cleanings every six months. Doing this will catch potential problems early (like cavities, gum disease or oral cancer), saving East Lake patients time and money on restorative dentistry down the road. Regular dental cleanings also brighten and whiten teeth, making your smile look its best.
To schedule a deep cleaning and dental exam with our friendly dental hygienist at Prestige Dentistry, call 727-478-0488 today!
4140 Woodlands Pkwy, Ste A
Palm Harbor, FL 34685