Benefits of Preventative Dental Care
You hear it all the time, and we say it all of the time, “ Visit your dentist twice a year!”.
But the reality is, so many patients still do not visit the dentist for their biannual dental checkups. Lititz, PA dentists Dr. John Gotwalt and Dr. Sara Gotwalt want to share some really good reasons to visit the dentist more often, some may surprise you!
Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease- Some patients may not know that taking care of your teeth and gums can actually help protect the health of your heart. Regular dental check-ups help to keep dangerous mouth gum disease-causing bacteria from spreading to the bloodstream. Advanced gum disease is directly linked to an increase for the development of cardiovascular disease. Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in America. Early diagnosis and proactive dental health care can help patients avoid developing advanced gum disease and heart disease. Dr. Gotwalt & Gotwalt offer quality periodontal therapy for any stage of gum disease.
Healthy & Bright Smile- Professional dental cleanings and your at-home oral hygiene routine can keep your teeth whiter for longer. Clean teeth are more aesthetically pleasing and are generally healthier. Proper oral hygiene can also help you avoid embarrassing halitosis.
Fewer Cavities, less chair time- Brushing, and flossing in combination with regular professional dental cleanings can slow the deterioration of your teeth’s enamel. When your tooth enamel erodes it can lead to tooth loss, cavities, and tooth sensitivity. By brushing and flossing twice a day, and visiting the dentist twice a year, you can keep your tooth enamel strong and avoid the development of painful dental concerns reducing the overall time you spend in the dentist chair.
Schedule An Appointment
Whether you are looking for a new dentist in the Lititz, PA area, or it is time for you to schedule your next preventive care appointment, call our dentist office today. Our experienced and caring staff will welcome new and existing patients.