Maintaining your oral and dental hygiene is imperative. The goal for each of us is to keep our teeth in good condition as long as possible. Having regular dental checkups and teeth cleaning is a step in the right direction. Bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease can result from not maintaining proper care. When patients have regular dental checkups, the dentist may identify and recognize a health problem in its early stages, and make the appropriate referral and recommendations.
Diseases involving organs in the whole body have oral manifestations 90% of the time. There is a direct correlation between a healthy body and good oral health. An occasional cleaning and examination by your dentist will help your entire body to remain healthy.