Health benefits of preventative dental care in Glendale, CA
Did you know that your oral condition is an important factor in whole body wellness? Dr. Carlos Garcia encourages patients in the Glendale, CA area to consider the overall benefits of preventative dental care.
Compelling reasons to keep your mouth in good shape
- Oral cancer – Nearly 49,750 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer each year. However, the cure rate is high with early detection. Dr. Garcia screens for oral cancers at regular checkups.
- Gum disease – About half of adults in this country have some form of periodontal disease. Bacteria that cause gum disease are linked to increased risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and other systemic illnesses.
- Healthy eating – Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss, and any dental condition such as a cavity or broken tooth may limit your ability to chew properly. That can lead to digestive problems, or limit your ability to eat nutritious foods.
Keeping your mouth healthy
- Home hygiene – Brush after meals, limit snacking, and floss before you go to bed. Dr. Garcia may recommend anti-bacterial mouth rinse.
- Lifestyle – If you smoke or use smokeless tobacco, please consider quitting.
- Regular professional cleanings – Our hygiene team uses special instruments to remove plaque and tartar from areas you cannot reach with home care. These appointments also give the doctor an opportunity to catch potential problems early.
- Extra prevention – Dental sealants and fluoride treatments help cavity-prone patients avoid tooth decay.
- Periodontal maintenance – Dr. Garcia is trained in techniques to get gum disease under control and help you keep tissues vital.
- Address problems right away – If you suspect an oral problem, don’t wait until your next exam. Call our office right away to have it checked.
New patients are welcome at Bright Smiles Dental Studio in Glendale, CA. Call (818) 290-8788 for preventative care that helps to keep your whole body healthy.