People always ask me, “Do I really need regular dental check ups? My teeth don’t hurt and I don’t eat sweet stuff.” I cannot emphasize enough how important regular dental care is.
But, don’t just take my word for it. Here’s an excerpt from an article published in Success Magazine by Mehmet Oz, MD. In case your one of the few people who don’t know who Dr. Oz is just turn on the TV or Google “Dr. Oz and Oprah Winfrey.”
Dr. Oz was recently asked by a reader: “I haven’t been to a dentist is a while. But, my teeth seem fine. Any reason I should go anyway?”
Of course I would answer with a resounding “YES!” But, I am a dentist. It turns out that the famous TV personality and heart surgeon and general health expert agrees with me – he writes:
“Yes! Just because your teeth look good and aren’t causing you pain doesn’t mean that health problems aren’t lurking in your mouth. Seeing a dental professional every six months will help out those problems—such as gingivitis, an incredibly common early stage of gum disease—before they turn into issues requiring painful and expensive treatments and surgeries.
“It’s also important to remember that the mouth is like a window into the health of your entire body. In fact, gum disease has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis and even cancer. So regular care may help keep the rest of your body healthy, too—and having someone checking for oral signs and symptoms of more serious diseases is never a bad idea, either. And while we’re at it, you’re flossing daily and brushing twice a day, right? Good.”
I couldn’t have said it better myself. Schedule your FREE denture, implant, 2nd opinion or dental problem consultation at Dr. Glanville’s office: (503) 371-2424
Dr. Irene Glanville, DDS, | Wellness Springs Dental
3460 LIBERTY RD S SALEM, OR 97302 (503) 371-2424