Brushing and flossing are probably already part of your oral health routine. However, there is more to good oral health than replacing your tube of toothpaste or your box of floss when you run out.
Scheduling an appointment with Dr. Dinh for a comprehensive periodontal evaluation is essential for your oral health and for your medical health as well! Did you know that untreated gum conditions can lead to heart attack, stroke, and premature births in expectant mothers? In addition, diabetes can be difficult to control with periodontal problems present. Alzheimer’s Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and obesity all have been shown to have a strong correlation with periodontal disease.
The Most Important Benefits
Not only does seeing Dr. Dinh make certain you get the wholesome, perfect smile you’re looking for, but it can also be good for you in a number of other ways. Here are just a few of the great benefits of preventative dental care.
Many health conditions show their earliest symptoms in your mouth. Conditions like diabetes, oral cancer can be caught by your dentist before they become serious.
Left untreated, gum disease can actually cause serious infections in other parts of your body. Because the culprit behind gum disease is bacteria, you can avoid serious health problems down the line. If you’re pregnant, you not only risk your own health, but that of your unborn child as well.
Choosing regular checkups may actually help you save money in the long run. Having Dr. Dinh identify and resolve simple problems like dental cavities right away may mean you don’t require more serious procedures like root canals or extractions later in life.
What to Expect
Once you’ve scheduled your regular checkup with Dr. Dinh and the Dream Smiles Dental team, you may wonder what a typical appointment involves. Dental x-rays will be taken with state of the art equipment. The Dream Smiles Dental team uses digital equipment that exposes you to a fraction of radiation compared to the old fashioned traditional x-ray. Good quality diagnostic x-rays are crucial to maintaining your overall health. Dental x-rays give Dr. Dinh a full view of the teeth and bone.
Your teeth will then be carefully checked for decay, broken fillings, fractures, and abnormalities.
He will not only look at your teeth, but he’ll also perform a periodontal inspection of your gums and a cancer screening in your mouth. In addition, he will carefully evaluate your bite and the movement of your jaw as well.
During the exam, don’t hesitate to communicate concerns or problems that you’ve noticed. Talk about your oral hygiene routine so Dr. Dinh can get a good overview of your dental health. After Dr. Dinh has taken a careful look, he’ll talk with you about any necessary treatment plans for problems he’s noticed. Schedule your treatments accordingly, and you’ll be on your way to the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted!