No question that much research, studies, and these associations can go back and forth and argue, interplay, et cetera, but we know that the health of your mouth helps to influence the health of your body, and the health of your body shows up oftentimes in your mouth.
And so, if we can develop a healthy oral environment, lots of times it can correct a lot of things. And specifically, I'm thinking of things like diabetes or chronic immunosuppression, transplant patients, advance cardiac disease, things like that.
You need to have a healthy mouth to improve those other medical functions.
Sometimes people are not aware of other medical issues they have, and we look in their mouth and there are telltale signs of those other things, and so you can be in on that first point of diagnosis and say, 'Mr. Jones, I see this in your mouth. Sometimes this can indicate this other condition. Have you spoken with your physician about this?' And then refer them back to, again, be part of this complete care.
We should do that as dentists, we should work with people's physicians, because we're all treating the person, we're just seeing different parts of them.
You want and deserve a healthy mouth. This is why you brush and floss. It’s also why you should be visiting our office for dental cleanings and exams in Frankfort, KY. Regular checkups can:
- Prevent tooth decay
- Stop gum infections
- Catch problems early
- Give you confidence in your smile
Your mouth does a lot for you. Our doctors at Bell & Bell Dentistry want to help you keep it working and looking its best. Call 502-783-6322 to schedule an appointment with us soon.
Preventive Dental Care Ensures Optimal Tooth & Gum Health
Prevention is the best medicine. In oral care, routine cleanings should be an integral part of your preventive efforts. Keep in mind that cleanings are not a substitute for your daily brushing and flossing. They are meant to complement your daily hygiene routine.
Why are professional cleanings important? The main reason is that you are human. You may not always brush and floss as well or as often as you should. When a member of our team cleans your teeth, you will benefit from having plaque and tartar buildup removed from your smile. That considerably reduces your risk of cavities and periodontal disease.
Our general dentistry is built on a simple philosophy: Be nice. We used advanced technology to keep things efficient and pain-free. And you won’t feel rushed through your appointment like you might at another office.
Find Problems Early to Protect Your Oral Health
Professional teeth cleanings are just the start of your routine visits, however. You also receive dental exams because we would much rather catch problems in the early stages. This includes decay and periodontal problems, but it also includes oral cancer. In fact, you receive two screenings — one by a dental hygienist and one by either Dr. David Bell or Dr. Joe Bell. We also offer OralCDx brush biopsies when needed.
Don’t take chances with your oral health. Keep your mouth in good shape with dental cleanings and exams in Frankfort, KY. Call 502-783-6322 to plan your next checkup with us at Bell & Bell Dentistry. You can also make an appointment .