Visiting Vanguard Dental Group in Derry NH twice a year for a checkup and cleaning may at times seem inconvenient. But there is more to it than clean teeth and peace of mind: you may benefit in ways you never guessed.
A recent study showed that people who had their teeth professionally cleaned once every two years were 24 percent less likely to have a heart attack, compared to those who skipped appointments. You read that right: once every two years!
Hardening of the arteries and the risk of stroke also dropped off significantly in the subjects of that study.
Of course, a cleaning every six months is preferrable – and recommended. With a dental cleaning twice a year you can:
- Better prevent cavities. We’ll scrape off all plaque and tartar, especially what’s between you teeth. This is the leading cause of tooth decay.
- Prevent gum disease. Plaque can lead to gum disease, and gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.
- Brighten your smile. A cleaning isn’t the same as teeth whitening, but along with tartar, a cleaning can remove stains from your teeth.
- Improve your overall health. There is more than heart health at stake. The link between your dental health and overall health is by now well-established. Some conditions, in fact, can even be identified in their earliest stages during a routine dental checkup.
At Vanguard Dental Group in Derry NH, we want the best possible health – dental, heart, and overall – for all of our patients. Our services include family and restorative dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup with us today!
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