Teeth Cleaning and Preventive Dentistry with Shohreh Sabeti, DDS
On a worldwide level, it’s estimated that up to 90 percent of all school children and nearly 98 percent of all adults have dental cavities. Furthermore, up to 20 percent of all middle-aged people have periodontal (or gum) disease and about 30 percent of all senior citizens are without any of their natural teeth.
Needless to say, teeth cleaning and preventive dentistry is important to good oral health in terms of keeping cavities at bay and your gums and teeth clean and healthy. You should be brushing your teeth at home at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day. In addition, you should also be seeing a dentist to have your teeth professionally cleaned at least once every six months, not only to remove tooth stains and whiten your smile, but so your dentist can interrupt and correct any early signs of gum or bone disease that you may be experiencing. Like most conditions, early detection is key to solving the issue successfully.
Additionally, one thing that many people aren’t aware of is how poor dental health can impact you beyond just your smile. It’s a fact that people with dental problems are also more likely to develop diabetes, cardiovascular disease and even Alzheimer’s Disease. So while clean teeth are good for your mouth and your self-esteem, good oral health is important for the rest of your body.
For more information on the importance of regular teeth cleaning and preventive dentistry – and to schedule your next teeth cleaning – contact Dr. Shohreh Sabeti today.
Remember, preventive dentistry is about a lot more than just a healthy mouth – but a healthy body as well.