Hamilton, ON, patients ask, “Why do I need professional dental care?”
Good oral health care is not only an important part of keeping your smile bright but also benefits your overall health and wellness. Gum disease has been linked to heart disease, stroke, and other medical conditions. While much of your dental health care happens at home with daily brushing and flossing habits, it is also important to schedule regular visits with your dentist. Dr. Karen Ho of Dentistry in Parkdale in Hamilton, ON, has been providing expert and gentle care to her patients for many years. She reminds patients of the following benefits of professional dental care.
- Gum disease prevention: When the gums that surround your teeth become infected it can cause pain, bad breath, and bleeding. Left untreated it can lead to a decrease in bone density and tooth loss.
- Screening for oral cancer: A professional dental cleaning and examination also includes a screening for oral cancer. As with all cancers, the earlier oral cancer is detected, the greater a patients’ chance of survival.
- Improve your smile: A beautiful smile is an important part of self-confidence, which carries through in your professional and social life. A dentist can help you maintain a beautiful smile or improve some of your perceived cosmetic flaws.
- Maintain good oral health: It’s common for dental patients to fall off track with their oral health habits. During a regular checkup, the dentist and her team will identify any trouble areas and either address them or provide tips for at-home improvement. The earlier dental problems are identified, the easier and less invasive it will be to treat them.
- Maintain good overall health and wellness: Studies have linked poor oral health to chronic inflammatory diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and low birth weight for pregnant mothers.
Dr. Ho and the Dentistry on Parkdale team are dedicated to providing patients with the proper education, dental checkups, and effective dental restorations to help ensure proper dental health. For more information, call 905-547-4940.