Regular dental check-ups for healthier smiles in Middletown, IN
Cavities don’t develop overnight, but you may not know when a problem is developing without regular dental check-ups. Titus Dentistry in Middletown, IN, is committed to providing high-quality preventative care so you can preserve your teeth and avoid costly dental procedures, as well as protect your overall health and wellbeing.
The importance of oral health
No matter how well you clean your teeth each day, pathogenic bacteria will find a way into your mouth and feast on sugars and starches left behind in your teeth. As they feed, they form acids that eat away tooth enamel and toxins that cause swelling in your gums. A toothbrush and floss can disrupt the bacteria and clean them out, and your body can restore a healthy pH to your mouth once they are gone, but if you miss some spots, you may develop cavities and gum disease.
Tooth decay and periodontal disease can destroy your teeth and cause irreversible damage to your gums, as well as add stress to your immune system. Once these issues develop, you may require extensive dental work to restore your teeth and prevent tooth loss. Additionally, many studies have shown that the same bacteria responsible for oral health issues can spread throughout the body and are linked to chronic conditions such as heart disease and Alzheimer’s.
Maintaining your oral health requires a healthy diet and good hygiene practices, but even if you brush and floss every day, you may develop tartar and plaque in tiny crevices on your teeth, as well as below your gum line. During a routine visit, the oral hygiene team at Titus Dentistry can clean your teeth and gently remove bacteria build up in these hard-to-reach areas so you can prevent tooth decay and gum infections.
Dr. Titus will also perform a thorough exam of your mouth and use digital X-rays to spot issues as soon as they develop. If he finds decay or damaged tissue in your gums, he can form a treatment plan to resolve the issue before it gets worse. Keeping up with dental visits at least twice a year will ensure these issues don’t have time to advance, and you can preserve your oral health and avoid complications caused by infections in your mouth. Contact our office in Middletown, IN, today at (765) 358-5868 to schedule your visit and make your oral health a priority.