While visiting the dentist may not be every Lake Ozark resident’s favorite activity, regular visits will save you money in the long run. At Premier Dental & Oral Health Group, we strive to make the process seamless.
1. Protect Your Gums
It’s not only acute tooth decay that can damage a tooth until it is beyond saving. Gum disease that leads to bone loss is just as harmful. Gum disease is caused by a buildup of plaque that creates pockets of infection between the gums and tooth roots. This leads to periodontitis, gum recession, and eventual bone loss. A professional cleaning eliminates the plaque before it can cause the gums to pull back.
2. Prevent Cavities
Even if you brush and floss your teeth morning and night, plaque can rack up. We have many patients who are dutiful brushers but are surprised when our hygienist finds plaque on their teeth.
3. Check for Oral Cancer
The Oral Cancer Foundation relates this unfortunate news: oral cancer claims one life approximately every hour—that’s 48,250 deaths a year.1
4. Oral Health and Overall Health Go Hand in Hand
Your mouth is not a separate entity from the rest of the body, but many men and women treat it that way. Some get regular preventative services for physical conditions but miss their teeth. At Premier Dental & Oral Health Group, we’ve often wondered about this persistent disconnect. Did you know that there is compelling evidence to suggest that the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes increases with poor oral health? Besides, your lifestyle is significantly affected when you have tooth pain, tooth loss, gum disease, or dentures.
5. It May Be Free
Many Missouri dental insurance plans cover semiannual dental cleanings. Even if you don’t have dental insurance, cleanings are one of the most affordable ways to keep ideal oral health.
Call 573-365-0220 today to schedule a professional dental cleaning at Premier Dental & Oral Health Group in Lake Ozark.