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The Importance Of Excellent Oral Health

Posted on July 20th, 2017 by Dr. Peter Tomaselli

It is hard to digest, but studies show that a staggering 25 percent of the people in the US suffer from serious oral health problems. It is difficult to understand the reasoning behind these numbers; it is not that people are unaware of the condition of their teeth and gums. Of course, there are reasons why people don’t see a dentist; they find a visit inconvenient, perhaps they cannot afford dental care or perhaps they have an abject fear of the dentist.

The problems of ignoring oral health:

It would be hard to find someone that was not aware of how teeth affect their appearance but it may not be so easy to find people that are aware of the myriad of problems that result from tooth decay and gum related issues. It takes very little for a cavity in a tooth to become infected, if this infection is not checked it can result in toxins entering the bloodstream which in a worst case scenario can to septic shock and death.

Dental care should be everyone’s concern:

Regardless of age or position, dental care is something that everyone must be cognizant of. It should start when a child has just got his or her first teeth even though it is known that the first teeth will eventually be replaced. Juvenile teeth are important; they dictate the eventual spacing of adult teeth. If juvenile teeth are allowed to rot and fall out you can almost be sure that orthodontic care will be needed as the child matures. Visiting Lincoln Park dentists should become a way of life. Twice a year everyone should see their dentist for a complete checkup and professional cleaning. If the dentist identifies a potential problem in the early stages it is far easier and less expensive to correct it; major dental problems are invariably the result of oral health negligence. Contact Chicago Smile Desing, your Lincoln Park dentists, to schedule an appointment!


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