Maintaining regular dental visits is vital for keeping your smile healthy. But did you know visiting Dr. Polansky twice a year can go a long way towards preventing other health problems, too? Patients with gum disease are at higher risk of serious illnesses, including:
- Heart attack
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Complications with diabetes or pregnancy
Gum Disease and Your Body
Built-up plaque in the mouth has a destructive effect on teeth. Over time, the combination of plaque and bacteria can irritate sensitive tissue and lead to the creation of pockets between gums and teeth. As plaque and bacteria spread below the gum line, the infection can affect the bone, as well as spread from your mouth to other parts of your body, resulting in increased risk to your health.
Preventing Gum Disease and Protecting Your Body
The key to fighting gum disease is routine checkups at our Cherry Hill dental practice. It’s important for you to visit us twice a year so that we can keep an eye on your dental health. As a part of your checkup, we provide a tooth-by-tooth inspection to make sure that the bond between your teeth and gums remains strong. If a problem does arise, you can count on Dr. Polansky to offer state-of-the art treatments, such as laser gum disease therapy, that can help reverse and maintain this stealthy smile stealer.
We Need Your Help!
Fighting gum disease requires a partnership between Dr. Polansky and you! Make sure you protect your mouth, and the rest of your body, with healthy brushing habits. Brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and using a quality mouthwash can significantly reduce the amount of plaque and harmful bacteria in your mouth.
Call our Cherry Hill office today to schedule a regular exam with Dr. Polansky. Our office provides general, cosmetic, and restorative services for residents of Voorhees, Marlton, Haddonfield, Audubon, and surrounding areas. Make sure to visit our website, and “Like” us on Facebook.