With things continually changing in our world, there has never been a time when it’s been more critical to protect your health. Believe it or not, your dental health plays an integral role in your overall well-being. Think of your mouth as the gateway to your body and your overall health, and you can better understand why your dental cleanings and checkups are so important.
The Link Between Gum Disease and Heart Disease
Gum disease is an infection of the soft tissues and bone that support your teeth. When your gums are irritated, they bleed. The blood that carries the bacteria causing gum disease can enter your bloodstream, travel to other areas of your body, and contribute to other systemic health concerns, such as:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Type 2 diabetes
- Complications during pregnancy including low birth weight in babies
- High blood pressure
Your first line of defense against gum disease is your routine checkups and teeth cleanings with your Calgary dentist. Your dentist will screen you for gum disease during every examination, and your hygienist will remove the plaque that causes gum disease from your teeth during every teeth cleaning.
Routine Dental Appointments Also Protect Your Budget
When you visit your family dentist in Calgary every six months for cleanings and checkups, you can also avoid many additional dental concerns like tooth decay and cavities.
Your dentist can detect tooth decay early on when it is easier to deal with, and you can treat it with minimally invasive procedures like a dental filling. A broken dental restoration can become painful, so your dentist will also ensure that your current tooth fillings and crowns are healthy and functioning properly.
Let us save you time, money, and stress at your Calgary dental office! Call Legacy Dental Care today to schedule your next appointment.