Healthy living includes scheduled visits to the dentist for professional cleaning, recommended at least twice a year. Good oral hygiene is more than a just happy smile; it’s related to our body’s overall health condition. Regular cleaning maintains our teeth, and checkups prevent serious problems, which can be costly. Bad oral health may be signs of health conditions from gun disease, bone loss and heart conditions. Like all health conditions, early detection makes a difference.

When it comes to oral health most conditions are treatable. Regular appointments for cleaning allow the dentist to monitor changes and recommend methods for keeping your natural teeth strong and looking great. In some cases, if tooth problems are left untreated, you stand the chance of losing your tooth which will impact the alignment of the remaining teeth and cause potential infection of the gums or weakening of the jaw bone.