Visiting Dental Care Today in Fishers for checkups and cleanings with the dentist every six months can seem inconvenient and unnecessary at times, but you may benefit in ways you never imagined.
A recent study showed that people who had their teeth professionally cleaned at least once every two years were 24 percent less likely to have a heart attack, compared to those who skipped appointments.
While the study may simply confirm that people who schedule regular dental cleanings also observe healthy habits like exercising and eating right, there is extra evidence of a relationship between oral health and heart health.
Common oral ailments like inflammation stemming from gum disease are connected to hardening of the arteries and other tissue inflammations which can lead to heart attacks and strokes.
Former American Heart Association President Ralph Sacco, MD, (who did not participate in the study described previously) said:
Something as simple as having good dental hygiene – brushing, flossing, and having regular cleanings – may be good for your heart and brain health.
While the study found that patients who schedule cleanings yearly reap the most health benefits, the team at Dental Care Today recommends coming in for checkups and cleanings every six months. That way, we’ll catch potential problems early, saving patients time and money.
Regular dental cleanings also brighten and whiten teeth, making your smile look its best. At Dental Care Today in Fishers, our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Call us to schedule your next cleaning and checkup today!