Everyone loves to hear those words. A nice smile does wonders for a person. It can open doors of opportunity, enhance your social life, give you self-esteem and self-confidence and make you and those around you happy. A smile has a special power that produces a variety of positives for those who give and those who receive it. Consider the smile of a baby or little child and think of how it brightens the moment. Keeping your smile healthy and in good condition is a priority you want to appreciate.
Is Your Smile Healthy?
Some individuals have a pretty smile, but it is not necessarily a healthy one. Gum disease and tooth decay may be lurking in areas that are beyond the smile line. Or they could be within the smile line, but not very noticeable, or not visible at all if they are located on the back side of the teeth.
Your dental checkup will ensure that your smile is as healthy as it is good-looking and if there are any problems, your dentist and dental hygienist will identify and correct them. It is not enough to have a pleasant smile. You want your smile to be healthy as well.
Halt Dental Problems in Their Tracks
When discovered in their earliest stages, tooth decay, gum disease and even oral cancers are treatable with minimal or no complications. However, if neglected, all of these conditions can lead to serious problems that will impact your overall health and well-being. In the case of oral cancer, if not identified and treated, it could be fatal. Neglecting cavities and gum disease will ultimately lead to tooth loss.
Discovery of oral issues and treatment in their early stages is not only good for your oral health, it is also cost-effective. Consider the cost of filling a small cavity as opposed to going through root canal therapy or needing to replace a tooth lost to decay.
Gum disease in its early stages can be treated with a thorough cleaning. Special toothpaste and/or mouthwash ensures speedy healing and helps keep gums healthy. Compare that with the cost and time lost if periodontal treatment is needed with surgery, gum reconstruction and the possible loss of teeth.
Keep your smile healthy and looking nice. Schedule an appointment with Engineered Smiles for a dental checkup to ensure your smile is as healthy as it is nice-looking.