Visiting the dentist twice a year is the equivalent to getting your annual checkup from your primary physician. Meeting with your dentist twice a year is important as a preventative measure to avoid periodontal disease, gingivitis, oral cancers, and tooth decay.
Did you know that your oral health can affect the rest of the body? Dental health has been linked to respiratory issues, heart disease, strokes and even premature birth. Keeping your mouth happy and healthy keeps the rest of your body running efficiently.
Oral cancer is often diagnosed in late stages- when it’s more difficult to treat. This is why it is important to be diligent when visiting the dentist. More than half of patients diagnosed with oral cancer do not survive past five years.
The Oral Cancer Foundation estimates that nearly 37,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer.
Every regular dental health check-up includes an oral cancer screening to ensure that we catch oral cancer early to give you the best chance to combat this debilitating disease.