We are fortunate to have extensive access to information that helps us make better choices to improve our overall health. But if you aren’t paying attention to your dental health, you are missing a big part of the picture.
As dentists, we are more aware now than ever before of how closely connected oral health is to your general health and well-being. Study after study points to this connection and sheds new light on what this means to you. The fact is that we now know that poor oral health can contribute to complications with many conditions like heart and respiratory disease, diabetes, and stroke. Chronic decay and infections can even lead to pre-term or low birthweight babies.
How to Protect Yourself
You can see that now, more than ever, you have good reason to be proactive with your oral health.
Make and Keep Scheduled Appointments
Do you start with good intentions by making your appointments only to “forget” them when the day rolls around? We know dental visits are nobody’s idea of fun. But semi-annual exams and cleaning appointments are crucial, so motivate yourself by planning a little treat after your appointment is finished.
Talk to Your Dentist
Do you feel like you’re doing something wrong or that your mouth should be healthier than it is? We don’t expect you to be an expert about your oral health, so we welcome your questions. Let us know what’s on your mind because in many cases we can recommend small changes to your diet or at-home hygiene routine that will improve your oral health.
Please Call for Your Next Appointment
If you are looking for a dentist in Medina who can make sure you get the most out of your dental care, please call Sinick Family Dental. We have lots of suggestions for helping you enjoy the benefits of a healthy, beautiful smile.