2015 seemed to go by in a flash and some of us didn’t have enough time to finish the treatments we had intended! Not to worry, 2016 is a new year, with new benefits, and a chance to catch up on all those must-do appointments!
Staying on top of our oral health is as vital and important as ever. Recent studies prove gum inflammation is linked to Alzheimer’s disease and research from Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, MA, have reported strong evidence in the link between gum disease and pancreatic cancer.
Exams, Cleanings & Checkups, Oh, My!
We all know the importance of regular exams, cleanings, and checkups, yet, nearly 56% of us skip them, each year! Dental problems that need to be addressed are not always apparent to us, until they become a real issue; causing pain and discomfort. Once a tooth begins to decay, it cannot heal itself, so it’s better to catch the decay early, before it progresses into a larger problem.
Sometimes, especially around the holidays, patients put off their oral health in an attempt to “save money”, but in reality, your dentist checks for more serious conditions, such as oral cancer and jaw diseases that become costly, in the long run. If not deadly.
Studies show the mouth is connected to the rest of our body, so diseases such as Periodontal (gum) disease is linked to coronary artery disease (CAD), stroke, pre-term births, and many other complications. In addition, oral health problems can make your ability to speak, swallow and chew more difficult. When you have difficulty eating and swallowing, your body isn’t getting the proper nutrition it needs to remain healthy.
Why wait to schedule the appointments you know are important? With new FSA/HSA benefits in full affect, now’s the perfect time to get those appointments on the books! Call us today and get ahead of the rush. You’ll thank us later!
~Dr. Marea White