It’s a well-known fact that over 50% of the population doesn’t prioritize regular dental visits. The oral cavity is the dirtiest part of the human body, harboring over 700 species of bacteria and over 20 billion oral microbes. Yet, it’s often the part of the body most people clean the least. The repercussions of this neglect extend far beyond just bad breath; it can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and even broader health concerns. Professional cleanings are imperative to safeguarding your teeth and overall well-being.
Investing in Your Smile
Consider this: women allocate a significant portion of their monthly budgets to hair care and salon appointments. Yet, shouldn’t investing in your smile hold similar importance? Your mouth serves as a gateway to your body’s health. When your oral health is optimal, it often reflects your overall well-being. Gum disease, for example, isn’t just an isolated dental issue; it has direct correlations with other serious health conditions like heart disease and dementia. The bacteria originating in the mouth have been found in heart valves and the brain, contributing to the underlying inflammation responsible for these diseases. Astonishingly, around 42% of individuals over 30 years old suffer from periodontitis or gum disease, don’t let yourself fall victim to this statistic.
Affordable Preventive Care
The truth is that dental care isn’t expensive; neglect is. Many people overlook the fact that routine dental check-ups and cleanings can save them from more significant health and financial burdens down the road. A simple check-up and routine teeth cleaning can make all the difference, ensuring a healthier future.
So, don’t hesitate – make that dental appointment today. Your future self will undoubtedly thank you for it.
Dr. Dina Giesler is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. With over 43 years of experience in the dental field, she left her hometown of Houston to relocate to Atlanta in 1999 to open Atlanta Smiles. Dr. Giesler is committed to helping Atlantans achieve not only the best oral care but overall general and aesthetic health and beauty in a sincere, caring and private practice.
Dina Giesler, DDS, MAGD, Atlanta Smiles
404.262.7733 • www.atlantasmiles.com