Dental Checkups

Dental Checkups

Dental Checkups Vital for Overall Health

Healthy teeth and gums start with regular dental checkups. Without regular appointments and professional cleanings you will never outrun tooth decay and gum disease.

Twice yearly professional cleanings and at least one dental checkup each year helps to keep things from getting worse.

Don’t Let Decay and Disease Get Worse

Getting worse means the possibility of a dental crown, root canal, or loss of teeth in the future. It can also mean the probability of periodontal disease.

If you follow Dr. Shinto’s dental blog you will know that periodontal disease doesn’t always start out that way.

It begins as gingivitis, something that can be reversed, and in most cases something that people may notice when brushing and flossing.

The first sign of gum disease is bleeding, which can be noted by a red tinge on your toothbrush and floss, and should be investigated by your dentist.  Other signs to look for include puffy and swollen gums.  It is generally painless.

Gum Disease Causes Other Issues

According to the literature, people with strokes and heart attacks have a higher percentage of periodontitis.

Moreover those with diabetes and people with damaged teeth are also more likely to suffer from incurable periodontal disease as well. 

Frequent dental checkups and cleanings keep both decay and disease in check leaving you free for your bucket list, cosmetic dentistry. Some patients are more prone to periodontitis. This makes professional cleanings and healthy restorations even more important.

Healthy Dental Restorations

Old dental restorations harbor more than decay in the healthy tooth. In addition to infecting the healthy part of the tooth with decay, old fillings can also leak and breakdown.

The best way to avoid gum disease, tooth decay and problems with dental restorations is with regular dental checkups in Pasadena. Keep in mind that once gingivitis has reached the stage of periodontal disease there is no cure only control.

Dental Checkups in Pasadena

If you haven’t seen your dentist in Pasadena in a while, call or send a direct message and schedule an appointment with Paul Shinto and his dental associates in Pasadena today.