How Regular Dental Checkups Can Prevent Major Health Issues

Routine dental checkups are much more than just an opportunity to polish your smile. At Select Dental Office, we emphasize the crucial role these visits play not only in maintaining dental health but also in preventing conditions that can affect your overall health. Here’s why regular dental visits are a fundamental part of your health care routine.

The Link Between Oral Health and Overall Health

Oral health is a window to your overall health. Issues in your mouth can affect the rest of your body and vice versa. For example:

  • Heart Disease: There is known correlation between gum disease (periodontitis) and heart disease. Bacteria from your gums can enter the bloodstream, leading to an increase in cardiovascular risk.
  • Diabetes: Gum disease is more frequent and severe among people who have diabetes. Regular dental checkups can help manage this condition and decrease the risk of complications.
  • Pregnancy Complications: Periodontal health significantly impacts pregnancy. Poor oral health can lead to pregnancy complications like premature birth and low birth weight.

What Happens During a Dental Checkup?

A typical dental checkup at Select Dental Office includes several components to ensure comprehensive care:

  • Examination of Oral Health: Checking for cavities, root decay, and gum disease. We also check your bite, jaw, and the overall condition of your teeth.
  • Professional Cleaning: Plaque and tartar buildup are removed, areas your brush can’t reach are cleaned, and teeth are polished, contributing to a healthier mouth and fresher breath.
  • Screenings for Oral Cancer: Early detection is crucial, so we perform oral cancer screenings as part of our routine checkup.

Preventive Measures Beyond the Checkup

We also focus on educating our patients about daily preventive care techniques, including proper brushing and flossing methods, the importance of a balanced diet, and quitting smoking. These habits contribute to reducing the risk of many complications and enhance the effectiveness of our treatments.

Regular Appointments: Your Best Defense

Maintaining regular dental checkups is vital for detecting early signs of problematic conditions. At Select Dental Office, we recommend visiting at least twice a year for a checkup, which can be adjusted based on your specific health needs and dental goals.


Regular dental checkups are your first line of defense against many health issues. They not only keep your smile bright but also play a critical role in maintaining your overall health. Book your next appointment at Select Dental Office today and take a proactive step towards a healthier life.

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