Dental check-ups: an important part of a healthy lifestyle
Resolved to lead a healthier lifestyle for the new year? Don't forget about your smile! Routine dental check-ups—also referred to as prophylaxis, a cleaning or an oral evaluation—offer many health benefits beyond a clean mouth. These important visits are usually done twice per year and include a thorough dental cleaning, an oral exam and x-rays. Regular dental check-ups help prevent and identify serious dental issues before they begin to impact your overall health. In addition, several disorders and diseases throughout the body can display early symptoms in the mouth. More than 100 different health conditions can be detected by your dentist at a regular check-up!
In addition to seeing your dentist regularly, maintain a healthy smile by brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing to clean between your teeth. Make your oral health an essential part of your healthy lifestyle.