Did you know that your oral health plays a critical role in your overall health? Not only does your smile enhance your physical appearance, but it can also impact your long-term health.

For example, dental disease and tooth loss can not only cause the premature aging of your appearance, but it also reduces your lifespan by an average of 3.4 years*.

Additionally, those who suffer from gum disease have a 23-46% greater chance of suffering from a related diseases*.

Do you really want these odds stacked against you simply because you didn’t make regular visits to the dentist?

You see, your teeth undergo extremes every day. From extreme cold to hot and from a soft pretzel to that ice cube, they’re working hard and in order to keep them working at their best, routine visits with the dentist keep them healthy and strong.

Unlike the rest of your body, your teeth aren’t able to repair themselves and when damage occurs you only have so many times that you can repair a tooth before it is completely gone.

As a result, regular dental checkups and cleaning appointments will help keep you teeth and gums functioning at their very best. We recommend 6 month appointments to avoid surprises.

These dental appointments include a thorough teeth cleaning, x rays (once a year) and a complete exam to monitor the health of your teeth and spot any potential problems. The exam consists of a close evaluation of your gums, teeth, bone support and soft tissue.

In addition every patient that comes in gets an oral cancer screening and blood pressure screening.

To schedule your regular teeth cleaning and exam call us today at (513) 896-1573.

* Source: Gum Disease and Health Risks, www.dentalwellness4u.com, 2010