The year 2017 is rolling in fast, and that means making New Year’s resolutions! But even if new resolutions start out with the best intentions, it can be difficult to keep track of what’s important. We’ve found that not a lot of patients prioritize dental care on their list, when they really should. By ensuring that your smile is taken care of, you’re guaranteeing a year of healthy smiles and a healthy body. How does this work? Let’s find out.
If the saying goes that the eyes are the windows to the soul, then the mouth must be the gateway to the body. As a result, whatever happens to your mouth can cause a reaction in the rest of your body.
For example, research has shown that the bacteria that cause gum disease can also affect your cardiovascular health. From your heart to the arteries around it, bacteria from your gum disease can cause inflammation in this vital system.
With results like these, it’s clear to see why taking care of your smile should be a top priority for this new year. Through simple tasks like brushing regularly and visiting the dentist, you can reduce your risk of oral diseases that can lay waste to your mouth and your body.
Just follow these quick dental tips this year, and you’ll find your oral health improved!
This is the big question, as it’s one of the more devastating things that can happen to your smile. Losing a tooth not only leaves an unsightly gap in your smile, but also exposes your mouth to potential infections.
What’s worse is what could happen if you don’t treat your tooth loss. We’ve had patients before who have lost teeth and neglected to pay us a visit to look into replacements. The longer you go without filling that gap, the more you put your oral health at risk.
After you lose a tooth, the jawbone in that area may start to weaken. As it deteriorates, the neighboring teeth will also start to lose support, and will loosen in their sockets. The longer you let your jawbone reduce in volume, the more teeth you will start to lose. As a result, you’ll notice your face start to change: a hollowing in the cheeks, your chin tilting upwards, and you may find it more difficult to chew or speak clearly. But by investing in tooth replacement treatments early, such as dental implants, you can save yourself from a lot of heartache and expensive treatments in the future.
Dental implants are one of the top recommended tooth replacement devices, due to the many benefits that they bring.
The best way to uncover if you’re a fit candidate for dental implants is to have a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Richard Grubb. During this consultation, you’ll be examined by Dr. Grubb using advanced imagery technology to get a better look at your bone density. Afterwards, you’ll sit down for a one-on-one session with Dr. Grubb to ask questions, talk about the treatment process and more.
But what exactly makes a good candidate for implants this new year?
Keep in mind that even if you don’t qualify for dental implants right away, you can still qualify in the future! Speak with Dr. Grubb about how you can become better prepared for dental implants.
It’s a new year, and the new you deserves a brand new smile. With all the advantages of dental implants, you can restore your smile from the effects of tooth loss. Smile brighter for 2017, so give our office a call in Havre de Grace to schedule a consultation with Dr. Richard Grubb.
Richard V. Grubb
203 S. Washington St.
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Monday: 8AM – 4PM
Tuesday: 9AM – 6PM
Wednesday: 8AM – 4PM
Thursday: 8AM – 4PM
Saturday: 8AM – 1PM (once a month)