Your oral health affects how you look, feel about yourself, eat, speak and many other aspects of day to day life and longevity. How healthy your teeth and gums are impacts your wallet, too. Dental neglect translates to complex procedures that cost money. You and your family deserve better. Invest in preventive dentistry with Silver Lake dentist, Dr. Michael E. Michel.
What upholds solid dental health?
At-home and in-office dental hygiene and examinations bolster dental health from the earliest age through the senior years. The American Dental Association recommends toddlers, kids, teens and adults all see their dentist two times a year. Dr. Michael E. Michel, Topeka and Silver Lake dentist, agrees. With regularly scheduled dental care, teeth and gums thrive and any problems are discovered at their earliest stages.
Additionally, through careful home hygiene practices, chances of gum disease, dental cavities and other common oral health issues, drop dramatically. In other words, toothbrushing twice a day and flossing daily, eating a low-carb diet, drinking water and protecting against oral injury work with professional dental care at Michel Dental.
Looks and self-confidence
How your smile looks affects your self-image and how you project your personality to others. How does this impact your pocketbook? Sociological research shows that individuals with straighter, whiter smiles create better first impressions and get higher paying jobs more quickly.
In fact, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry maintains that 53 percent of people surveyed said the first thing they notice about someone else is his or her smile. All this to say, take care of your pearly whites with preventive dentistry services, and they will help take care of your successful life.
Eating and speaking
Preventive dentistry ensures a strong smile. Untreated dental decay and gum disease are sure roads to tooth loss, impacting your life with:
- Slurred speech
- Difficulty chewing, swallowing and digesting
- Embarrassment and hiding while talking in public or eating meals outside the home
- Weakened neighboring teeth
While tooth replacement options such as bridgework, dentures and dental implants are blessings to those with smile gaps, dentists would rather prevent the need for these pricey restorations.
Overall health and longevity
Gum disease is linked directly to systemic health issues such as heart attack, stroke, hypertension, arthritis, Alzheimer’s Disease, hypertension and more. Your professional team at Michel Dental removes the toxic plaque and tartar your tooth brush and floss miss. They also check for gum pocket depth, do scaling and root planing and instill Arestin antibiotics to heal infected gums. These procedures ward off costly and uncomfortable oral surgeries to restore gums and underlying bone to full health.
And that’s not all…
If you were in the early stages of oral cancer, wouldn’t you like to know about it? Your Topeka dentist checks for this common and deadly condition with every routine oral examination. He also checks for unhealthy sleep apnea and TMJ dysfunction. Customized sports guards protect against injuries, and Oasys Sleep Snoring Devices avoid the health issues associated with sleep apnea. For young patients, plastic sealants and fluoride treatments guard against cavities.
Healthy smiles, healthy budgets
Have both with expert preventive dentistry from Michel Dental. If you haven’t been to your Silver Lake dentist in awhile, schedule your exam and cleaning now!