Visiting Thompson & Frey Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Owensboro for a checkup every six months may seem inconvenient at times, but you may benefit in ways you never anticipated.
To cite just one really good example, a recent study showed that people who had their teeth professionally cleaned at least once every two years were 24 percent less likely to have a heart attack, compared to those who skipped appointments.
That’s once every two years! More frequent cleanings, which most dental professionals recommend, will result in even greater benefits. There is additional evidence of a relationship between oral health and heart health.
Common conditions like inflammation caused by gum disease are connected to hardening of the arteries and other tissue inflammations which can lead to heart attacks and strokes.
Former American Heart Association President Ralph Sacco, MD, who did not participate in the study described above, said, “Something as simple as having good dental hygiene – brushing, flossing, and having regular cleanings – may be good for your heart and brain health.”
While the study found that patients who schedule cleanings yearly reap the most health benefits, we recommend coming in for checkups and cleanings every six months. That way, we can catch potential issues early, saving you both time and money. Regular dental cleanings also brighten and whiten teeth, making your smile look its best.
At Thompson & Frey Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Owensboro, we want each of our patients to enjoy the best possible health – dental health, and overall health. Our services include family and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today!