Dental issues have a way of sneaking up on us, that’s why it is so important to keep up with regularly scheduled appointments and cleanings. Preventive dentistry is key in the goal of enjoying a lifetime of good oral health and the sooner you get started the better your odds become.

Gum disease is the main cause of tooth loss in adults. Although risk factors vary according to age, family history and dietary habits gum disease can be checked if it is detected as gingivitis. If the disease is not stopped at this early stage it can develop into periodontitis putting the teeth in serious jeopardy. When one or more teeth are lost the need for the support from the underlying bone structure is eliminated and it will begin to deteriorate if the missing teeth are not replaced asap.

Some oral diseases can only be detected through dental x-rays which are taken as ordered by your dentist at appropriate intervals. The advanced technology in the field of dentistry has continued to lower any risk from the minimal exposure to radiation.

Speaking of advanced technology, cosmetic dentistry has become so cutting-edge that nobody should live with an unsightly cracked tooth, dingy looking tooth enamel or any other irregularity that may deflect from having the healthy smile that provides a sense of self confidence.

Whether your dental concerns are cosmetic or general don’t put off making that appointment any longer. Call Benson Hill Smiles today @ 425-276-7843.

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