The New Year’s Resolution: Take Care of Your Dental Health in 2019
If improving your health is a top priority for 2019, making time for a dental checkup is a great place to start.
Most people think about losing weight, making time for exercise or cutting back on sugars when it comes to New Year’s resolutions.
While these are worthwhile efforts, taking care of your dental health is just as important. That’s because your oral health affects the health of the rest of your body.
Parents can help their children take care of their health by teaching them that routine dental checkups are the best way to protect their teeth and prevent future problems.
Regular checkups help prevent gum disease.
When you see your dentist regularly, you can catch gingivitis before it turns into gum disease.
At Forest Ridge Dental, we help patients treat gingivitis through professional cleaning. Gum disease – also called periodontitis – is a chronic, inflammatory disease. If you don’t seek treatment, gum disease will make your gums pull away from the teeth.
Your teeth may become loose and even fall out.
Consistent dental care helps you avoid serious problems.
If you go to the dentist on a regular basis, you can avoid serious dental issues.
Are you grinding your teeth at night? Your dentist may be the first one to notice the wear and tear that grinding takes on your teeth. Teeth grinding damages your teeth and cause headaches.
Dental checkups catch cavities early.
Checkups help detect cavities and protect your teeth from further decay and complications.
If you have a cavity and don’t get it filled, your tooth will continue to decay, leading to bigger problems. The best way to treat a cavity is early on when it’s a minor issue that can be addressed with a simple filling.
Make dental health a priority. Schedule your checkup today!
The trick to keeping a New Year’s resolution is to make sure you commit to something that’s achievable with specific steps that enable you to reach your goals and stay accountable. Making your dental health a priority is easy at Forest Ridge Dental. Call us today to schedule an appointment: (530) 676-9999.