Dr. Don Mungcal and his team at Downtown Dental are glad you’re here, and look forward to regularly seeing you. Oral health is a marathon and not a sprint, and as those of you runners or gym-goers know, regular exercise is required to stay healthy and fit. Likewise, think of routine professional cleanings and check-ups as the “training” that keeps your smile looking its best and healthiest.
If a beautiful smile isn’t enough for you to keep appointments as recommended for your oral health status and medical history, consider:
- A healthy mouth is a healthy you — Bacteria associated with gum disease is frequently cited as a risk factor for heart disease. Research suggests this bacteria and related inflammation contributes to diabetes and pregnancy complications.
- Early cancer detection — During check-ups, the dental team looks for lumps and other abnormalities inside and outside of your mouth, including your jaws and neck. Dentists are on the front lines, helping identify oral cancers before they spread and significantly increase the odds of successful treatment.
Routine, preventive appointments avoid the need for costly restorative procedures to treat dental decay or disease.