Your smile isn’t the only thing that benefits from an in-office dental cleaning. Your body also benefits from this procedure, as keeping inflammation from tooth decay and gum disease away will also keep it from spreading to any other areas of your body. So, what happens if chronic inflammation from infected gums and teeth is left untreated?
Dementia, Diabetes, Heart Disease & Stroke
–A bacteria found in gum disease, known as porphyromonas gingivalis, has been found in the brains of some people with dementia. It is thought that it might be easier for this bacteria to make its way to the brains of those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
–Patients with diabetes have been found to have more problems with gum disease and other problems in the mouth.
–People with moderate to advanced gum disease have a higher risk of heart disease and stroke, more so than people with healthy gums.
Our team is here to help you do what you can’t accomplish at home–professional dental cleanings help to ensure that your oral health is at its best. And, keeping you free from gum disease and tooth decay directly benefits your overall physical health as well.
Dental Cleanings, Brushing & Flossing
–Your daily brushing and flossing habits remove oral bacteria and oral debris (food particles) and thereby create a healthy foundation for your smile.
–If oral debris is not removed daily, it develops into a sticky film (plaque) which you can actually feel when you run your tongue along the bottom of the teeth along the gumline.
–Plaque which is not removed every day quickly hardens into tartar and requires a thorough, professional dental cleaning to remove, using scaling instruments.
Make your smile a priority today by giving our office a call to schedule a cleaning with our dedicated dentist, Dr. Spryridon Condos. Our caring dental team in New York, New York can be reached at 212.799.6900.