There's never been a more important time to take charge of your oral health because emerging studies have shown us the connection between oral health and overall health and well-being. Your preventative care, or six-month cleanings and checkups, are your first line of defense against oral health issues such as periodontal (gum) disease, oral cancer, and tooth decay. Dr. Jason Annan, your premiere dentist in Mount Pleasant, SC is here to help with some information about common dental procedures.
Professional Teeth Cleanings
Cleaning your teeth every six months may not seem like a big deal. Wouldn't once a year be enough? The answer is no, and here's why: we know that periodontal disease is linked to other serious health concerns such as diabetes, stroke, and cardiovascular disease. This is because the bacteria that causes gum disease can enter your bloodstream and travel to other areas of your body and contribute to the inflammation that causes these issues. Your hygienist removes the excess plaque that causes gum disease during your cleaning. You'll also be educated about your oral health and how to make the most of your home care routine with proper brushing and flossing techniques.
During your checkup, Dr. Annan will screen you for gum disease, oral cancer, and tooth decay. Believe it or not, he can actually detect these issues earlier than you can, which gives you a better chance at a successful recovery with the least invasive treatment. Regular dental checkups are the best way to achieve and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile for a lifetime.
If you do find yourself with a tooth in need of repair, you can rest assured that you're in good hands when you work with Dr. Annan. He uses only the finest dental materials for dental fillings and crowns, so you'll always receive a restoration that you can trust and rely on. He's also kind and gentle, and with your comfort as his top priority, you'll feel relaxed and at ease during your procedure.
We invite you to call East Cooper Smiles and schedule your next appointment. Come and see for yourself how we are different.