An overview of preventative dentistry

Improving confidence and beauty is achievable with proper oral health and wellness. Your smile is the first impression you make to others, and having it be healthy and attractive is a self-esteem booster for sure! At the practice of Dr. Paul Covell, patients can learn how keeping the smile healthy can have an impact on the health of the rest of the body as well through the oral systemic connection. 

What is the oral systemic connection? 

Our body has both good and bad bacteria present in the mouth. The bad bacteria, if left to thrive in the moist environment, can spread and contribute to the development of conditions such as periodontal disease. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is an infection that starts in the soft tissues and spread, resulting in the loss of gums, bone, and teeth. Additionally, this infection can also enter into the bloodstream and cause infection elsewhere, increasing a patient’s risk of cardiovascular disease, strokes, and other systemic illnesses. Because of the oral systemic connection, it is vital that patients maintain healthy smiles with the help of their dental professional. 

The benefits of preventative dentistry 

Without proper care, the smile is at risk of significant problems, including periodontal disease and tooth decay. These condition impact the teeth and gums and cause dramatic changes in the smile’s health. With preventative care, most patients can avoid the development of these conditions and keep their smile healthy over the course of their lifetime. Many conditions are spotted during routine evaluations at the dentist, recommended for every six months. With early detection and treatment, many patients can avoid the problems associated with these dental concerns and greatly reduce their risk of associated systemic illnesses. 

Schedule an appointment at the practice of Dr. Paul Covell today 

Pasadena, TX patients ready for the best in preventative dentistry are strongly encouraged to work with a dentist who is committed to offering a wide range of services under one roof. If you are considering the benefits of caring for the smile with routine and proper care, call the office today at (713) 943-9832. We are available to both new and established patients and families in the community.

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