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National Dental Hygiene Month

October marks Dental Hygiene Month—a reminder for you to keep your oral health in tip-top shape with a visit to our office! In addition to boosting dental hygiene, dental appoint-ments also provide other benefits. Remember, oral health is linked with your total body health. Excellent dental hygiene is just one component of overall wellness!

If you want to take better care of yourself but do not know where to start, let us show you three surprising benefits associated with booking a dental appointment with our team!

  1. We notice wellness problems that impact your whole body.
    A trip to the dentist may reveal surprising information about your health. For in-stance, if we notice worn or chipped teeth, it may signal stress or airway problems. At every visit, we assess your airways and ensure that you are breathing and sleep-ing properly. Blockage in the upper airways can lead to potential health risks if not diagnosed early enough. Nighttime airway issues prevent your body from function-ing properly, impair sleep, and can lead to complications such as depression or heart disease. Regular checkups with our team ensure that you can avoid all such complications and get the early treatment you need.
  2. We perform oral cancer screenings.
    Oral cancer develops in different parts of the mouth, such as the tongue, lining of the lips, or the roof and floor of the mouth. It often starts off as a white patch and keeps growing to form ulcers. If not diagnosed and treated early enough, mouth cancer can be life-threatening. With oral cancer screenings, we can detect and diagnose oral cancer in its early stages and prevent any life-threatening harm. Those that consume high amounts of tobacco and alcohol are at a higher risk of developing mouth cancer, so start making healthier life choices today.
  3. We remove tartar and plaque that you didn’t know you had!
    Many patients practice excellent dental hygiene but are surprised that plaque and tartar are still building up on their smiles. Even with exceptional at-home care, it’s easy to miss a spot in your brushing or flossing routine. For instance, if you brush with the wrong angle, you may miss a lot of plaque that is building up under and along the gumline. Likewise, some people may skip flossing the backside of their furthest molar, but plaque will still build up there! Through regular cleanings, we can ensure that your mouth stays clean and clear of any dangers, allowing you to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

It is recommended that you visit a dentist every six months for your best wellness and dental hygiene. Why not book your appointment this Dental Hygiene Month? To help pro-mote a lifetime of better total-body wellness, call our expert team at 614-459-2300. To-gether, we can boost your smile and help you reach your health goals!

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