From your South Portland Maine cosmetic and sedation dentist at Morgan Dental Care
Did you know that your oral health plays a critical role in your overall health? Not only is your smile a dominant factor in your physical appearance, but it can also impact your long-term health.
For example, dental disease and tooth loss can not only cause the premature aging of your appearance, but it also can reduce your lifespan. One study found that people who keep their own teeth have an average life expectancy 10 years longer than people who have lost their teeth.
Additionally, those who suffer from gum disease have a much greater chance of also suffering from other serious diseases such as atherosclerosis, heart attack, stroke; even diabetes.
Do you really want these odds stacked against you simply because you didn’t keep up with needed dental care and regular maintenance?
Unlike the rest of your body, your teeth aren’t able to repair themselves and you only have so many times that you can repair a tooth before it becomes non-restorable. And the bone around your teeth that forms the foundation for your teeth, can be destroyed by gum disease, and there is no way to get it to grow back.
So, regardless of the condition of your teeth now, even if you have neglected them for a long time; it will pay big health dividends for you to get started on the road back to good dental health. You can’t always un-do what has already been lost or damaged, but you can prevent more teeth from being lost or allowing your health to get worse. And through advancements in restorative dentistry you can get back function and a pleasing smile even when it seems too late.
Let us evaluate your dental condition and discuss with you all the options you have to put your teeth back to optimal condition. Rather than let things get worse one more day, why not begin the process of turning it around and moving in a positive direction?
At your exam, we will evaluate your mouth, the condition of each tooth, make a list of what can be done, discuss options and have you choose which one you want, then prioritize the treatments and estimate cost and time to complete it. This planning can usually be done in one visit, so you can leave that day with a plan and know what you need to do and how much it will cost to complete it. It you would like to begin this process today, call us at (207) 839-2655 and ask to be scheduled for a comprehensive exam.
Restoring your smile can mean restoring your ability to chew, your comfort, your self esteem and your health. Letting it continue to deteriorate will deprive you of a quality of life that may be available to you just by taking a few simple steps.
Once you’ve had your mouth restored, regular maintenance and re-care appointments will help you keep your teeth and gums healthy and functioning. In addition, these visits include an oral cancer screening and blood pressure screening.
Based on the condition of your teeth and gums, we will recommend an interval for your maintenance visits that works best for you.
If you’re a first time patient, be sure to take advantage of our New Patient Special Offer.
To schedule your teeth cleaning at our dentist office, call us today at (207) 839-2655.