Katoomba Dental Centre

How Oral Health Influences Body Health

November 28, 2021
Posted By: Katoomba Dental Centre

Your dentist in Katoomba places a strong emphasis on prevention for many reasons, including:

  • Preventive dentistry may earn you a healthy smile for life.
  • Regular dental visits may allow your dentist to diagnose conditions before they cause serious complications.
  • Scheduled dental cleans may significantly lower your risks for preventable conditions like cavities and periodontal disease.
  • Studies have shown that gum health may be directly related to body health

Preventive Dentistry in Katoomba

Your dentist recommends a regular check-up and teeth cleaning schedule for you. This can mean coming to the dentist once or twice per year for check-ups and teeth cleans. If you have a diagnosed condition—or are at risk—your dentist may recommend more frequent visits.

Your dentist compares oral health changes since your last visit, takes x-rays as needed, and talks to you about any findings at your check-up. We also provide an oral cancer screening. If an issue is found, we schedule you for treatment.

Part of preventive dentistry means regular teeth cleans. During this part of your visit, we remove stubborn plaque and tartar that put you at risk for decay, infections, and gum disease.

Gum Disease and Body Health

Gum disease puts you at risk for tooth loss, but it may also mean risks to your heart health and more.

Studies have linked untreated gum disease to the following:

  • Heart complications
  • Sudden stroke
  • Low birth weight in babies
  • Certain types of dementia

Fortunately, your Katoomba dentist can treat gum disease.

Your Role in Prevention

For your part, we recommend brushing and flossing regularly. We also encourage you to contact our dental clinic if you notice changes to your oral health.

For Preventive Dental Care, We Encourage You to Contact Your Katoomba Dentist

We are always happy to help our patients realise their healthiest smiles. Reach out to a team member today to get started.

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