We all love that fresh, clean feeling after we visit our dentist for a teeth cleaning. But, regular dental check-ups provide many more health benefits such as helping prevent serious health issues including oral cancer, heart disease, strokes and much more.
Here are a few things that the dentists at Hospitality Dental will be looking for at each teeth cleaning & oral exam.
Early Signs of Oral Cancer
Our dentists can see the early signs of oral cancer during oral exams. Most of these types of oral cancers can be cured if detected early. During your dental checkups, your dentist and hygienist do a thorough examination of your mouth. Along with your dental checkups, you should look for the following signs that will help prevent oral cancer:
- Oral sore that keeps bleeding and doesn’t heal
- If you have trouble chewing, swallowing, moving your jaw or tongue
- Any color change in your mouth
- You have a lump or thickening of mouth tissue
- You have pain or numbness in your mouth
Gum Disease & Heart Disease
There is a strong link between gum disease and heart disease. In fact, gum disease can increase your risk of heart disease by as much as two or three times. It increases the risk because the inflammation of your gums along with the bacteria could lead to narrowing of your arteries.
Seeing your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings will prevent the buildup of plaque. Which will help prevent the gum disease that could put you at risk for a serious heart issue.
Signs of gum disease you should be on the lookout for:
- Having bad breath
- Your gums bleed easily
- Your gums are red, swollen or tender
- You have a buildup of plaque along the gumline
- You have loose teeth, or your teeth are moving
A part of your regular dental checkups includes x-rays. X-rays detect problems such as broken fillings, cavities, or fractures in your teeth just to name a few. When your dentist sees an issue starting they are able to fix it before it becomes a more advanced dental problem which can lead to much bigger dental issues like the loss of a tooth.
Hospitality Dental has been providing the best dental care in the Las Vegas area for years. We work hard to provide every patient with a friendly and welcoming environment. We take your comfort as seriously as we take your health.
Along with regular dental care, we provide a range of specialty dental services including:
- Emergency Dental Care
- Teeth Cleaning
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Wisdom tooth removal
Give us a call at (702) 933-7275 to set up your next dental cleaning and checkup. Our experienced team is on hand to make your smile last a lifetime.