Take Care of Your Home
In light of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to take a moment to talk a bit about preventative healthcare.
At Parker Dentistry Facial Rejuvenation and Wellness, we strongly promote and encourage bi-annual teeth cleanings and check-ups, fluoride treatment alongside cleanings, and x-rays. These are all examples of preventative healthcare measures in regards to your oral health. We also encourage our patients to brush and floss at least twice a day, minimize sugar intake, eat teeth and gum health-promoting foods, and drink plenty of water. These are also all examples of preventative healthcare measures. We stand behind Juice Plus+, Sonicare toothbrushes, and Invisalign. These are all preventative healthcare tools.
The idea is simple. Take care of and maintain your health instead of waiting to fix it once it is in disrepair. It is far easier, far less expensive, and far less time consuming to practice healthy habits and take preventative measures than to try and fix what is broken. This is true for all avenues of health. Diet and nutrition, exercise, positive lifestyle changes and choices, and the conscious act of listening to your body are all equally important. Of course, there are some things that are out of our control, but this falls under listening to your body and taking charge when something isn’t right. The sooner you act, the better off you will be.
For example, gum disease is preventable. Gingivitis is the mildest form of gum disease. Red and swollen gums that bleed easily characterize this condition. There is typically little discomfort at this stage. However, this is not something that should be overlooked just because it is not causing pain. Gingivitis is usually caused by poor oral hygiene. Smoking, inadequate nutrition, and substance abuse can also contribute to this condition. If gingivitis is left untreated, it can advance to periodontitis. Periodontitis can lead to chronic inflammation, tooth loss, and even heart disease, respiratory disease, and diabetes. With preventative healthcare, it should never have to get to this point. This scenario is common throughout our body and with countless conditions and diseases.
You have one body and it is your only permanent place in this world; keep it a place that you want to continue to live in!
Stay tuned for more about preventative health and some simple changes that can make grand differences in your bodily home. Thanks for sharing a smile with us!