Getting older has its challenges; however, with the right health care, it's possible to age smoothly. Your dental care is also an important part of this process, and working with providers who understand how oral health is related to systemic health is important as you get older.
The Oral Systemic Connection
Thanks to emerging information, physicians and dentists alike now have a better understanding of the oral systemic link. We now know that the bacteria related to periodontal (gum) disease is also a contributor to the inflammation causing other health concerns such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and vice versa. By taking good care of your oral health, you are also looking out for your overall health and well being.
The key to maintaining optimum oral health and combating issues such as gum disease is your routine 6-month cleaning and checkup. There are a few important things that happen during this visit, the first being a thorough examination with Dr. Aygen. He'll screen you for issues such as oral cancer, tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease, and believe it or not, he can detect these conditions very early on, which allows you less invasive treatment options.
Our hygienist will clean your teeth and remove the excess plaque and tartar buildup that causes issues like tooth decay and gum disease. We also like to educate our patients about their oral health and the best ways they can make the most of their home care, such as proper techniques for optimum brushing and flossing.
We Are Your Partners
At Sarasota Dental Arts, our goal is to help you achieve and maintain a healthy beautiful smile for a lifetime. With routine visits and by being proactive about completing any necessary dental treatment, you'll be able to maintain healthy teeth and in turn, good overall health. Give us a call today if it's time to schedule your next appointment.