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Health Issues Your Dentist Can Find

Health Issues Your Dentist Can FindWhen most patients take a trip to our Northridge dentist they are doing it in order to keep their teeth as bright, straight, and healthy as possible. What these patients may not know is that regular dental appointments are one of the most important steps in order to detect a number of serious health complications throughout the body. Here is a look at just a few of the health issues that can be detected by our dentist and some of the treatments that are available to those that would like great oral health that will last for a lifetime.

During the biannual checkup, our dentist will thoroughly inspect the patient’s mouth as well as take a series of x-rays. These two steps are essential for detecting any abnormalities in their earliest phases. Some of the most common oral health complications, such as gum disease and tooth decay, can be treated effectively if they are caught in the earliest stages during a dental exam. When left untreated, patients may experience damage to their teeth and gums that will require much more advanced dentistry services.

Not only can our dentist work with a patient’s oral health, they can also protect a patient’s overall wellbeing. Those that have gum disease and tooth decay are at a much higher risk for other health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, and even dementia. If you or your family has not had an extensive dental checkup within the last 6 months, give us a call today to see what we can do for your smile and your oral health.

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