You may not realize it, but your oral health affects the health of your entire body. Infections in your teeth and gums can make their way throughout the body via your blood and are particularly prone to reaching your heart, which can cause serious cardiovascular problems. Therefore, keeping up with your oral health can lead to good health throughout your body while also helping you feel confident in your beautiful smile. There are various ways that you can keep up with your oral health. Some you are responsible for yourself in the privacy of your home, while others require the help of a dental professional.
Daily Care at Home
Good oral health begins with you. Without good self-care in your own home, the services that we provide in our office will do little to ensure that your teeth and gums stay healthy and whole for a lifetime. Most dental self-care is simple and only requires minutes out of each day.
Regular Preventative Checkups
While good oral care at home is your first line of defense against diseases of the teeth and gums, it is incomplete without the help of a dental professional. We recommend that you come to our office at least twice per year for a general oral examination and teeth cleaning. We can take regular pictures and X-rays to check out the overall health of your teeth and will be able to make recommendations for further oral care.
General and Cosmetic Dental Treatments
Your oral health will be at its best when you get necessary treatments for your teeth and gums. For example, fillings are used for cavities and root canals are used for teeth with infections in the roots. We can also provide crowns, bridges and other treatments that improve your oral health and the aesthetics of your smile.
No matter how good of a job you do at home, you will still need professional help to keep up with your oral health completely. When you choose Carnegie Dental Clinic for your oral health needs, you will know that you are getting the most up-to-date treatments backed by the experience and continuing education of true professionals. Contact us today to book an appointment at our office in Victoria!