Like countless singers, we too wish you a merry Christmas and a happy — and healthy — new year. And to be healthy, you need a healthy mouth.
One of the best things you can do for your smile is visiting our dentists in Beverly, MA. It’s also why we are sharing four great reasons you and your family should visit Martins Dental Partners in 2019.
If you want to keep your smile looking great and keep the teeth that you still have, then regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups need to be part of your oral care routine.
1. To Replace Missing Teeth
Millions of Americans are missing one or more teeth. Once you have lost a tooth, you are at greater risk of losing more if you don’t replace what’s missing.
It’s also why you should get the best tooth replacements possible. In modern dentistry, that means getting dental implants as part of your replacement plan.
Implants take the place of the roots of your lost teeth. Implants create a direct connection between your jawbone and your dental restoration (crown, bridge, or dentures). This makes your replacements stronger, more stable, and more secure.
With implants, you will also fight bone loss, prevent teeth from drifting, and be able to eat anything you want to eat.
2. To Fight Gum Disease
If you want to keep your teeth in your mouth, one of the most important things you can do is to protect the health of your gums. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States.
And it’s a far more serious problem than many people realize. According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly half of American adults 30 and older have advanced gum disease.
In the early stages, gum disease’s symptoms include bleeding gums and gums that appear red or swollen. In the latter stages, you may notice increased tenderness, receding gums, constant bad breath, and loose teeth.
You also should know that our own Dr. Valerie Martins is a board-certified periodontist. That means she provides expert care for gum health issues.
3. To Fix Damaged Teeth
Teeth can be damaged in a lot of ways.
Tooth decay (which affects more than 90 percent of people) can weaken your teeth. Accidents can lead to broken teeth. Biting into the wrong them can cause chips and cracks to form.
Instead of letting those problems get worse, it’s best to take action as soon as you can after you notice a problem. Early treatment is often more effective, less invasive, and less expensive.
4. To Keep Your Mouth Healthy
Of course, your best option is always going to be preventive care.
This is why we so often reiterate the importance of having a good daily oral hygiene routine, eating a balanced diet, and making regular visits to see our team at Martins Dental Partners.
We want every patient who visits our Beverly dentist office to have the healthiest smile possible. Let us help you keep your smile looking great.