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Dental check-ups: Good for more than just your teeth

Klement Family DentalWhile most people know that having a dental check-up twice a year is a good idea, few realize just how important it really is. Here are five reasons to start your year with a check-up from an experienced, reliable dentist.

1. Improve Your Health
There is very real evidence that your oral health impacts your overall health. Gum disease has been linked to diabetes, dementia, rheumatoid arthritis and even heart disease. Oral inflammation can bring about inflammation in other parts of the body. During your appointment, your doctor will look for signs of health problems that could have far-reaching effects.

2. Boost Your Productivity
It’s difficult to be effective and efficient in your work or even home life if you have regular toothaches. Avoid this problem by seeing a dentist regularly to have your teeth cleaned, cavities filled and ensure other issues are addressed in a timely manner. A dentist can also give you personalized advice on how to avoid pain and discomfort in the future.

3. Increase Your Self-Esteem
It can be hard to feel good about yourself if you have crooked or stained teeth. Address these problems head-on at the beginning of the year by scheduling a routine cleaning and signing up for ongoing dental whitening treatments. Our Whitening for Life program provides a free tube of dental whitening gel with every routine dental check-up.

4. Avoid Serious Oral Health Problems
Addressing small problems such as plaque build-up and cavities early on can save you the time, hassle and expense of dealing with serious problems such as periodontal disease or the need to extract one or more teeth. It doesn’t take long to get a routine check-up and cleaning. However, it can take days or even weeks to address serious oral health problems or recover from dental surgery.

5. Eliminate Headaches Caused by Grinding
Many people involuntarily grind their teeth or clench them together. This often results in headaches that leave you feeling tired and uncomfortable during the day. Thankfully, you can nip this problem in the bud by having your dentist provide you with a night guard, which prevents contact between your upper and lower teeth while you sleep and can lessen the painful aspects of clenching and grinding.

Every person needs a reliable dentist they can see for both routine and emergency care. That is why many people in St. Petersburg are turning to Klement Family Dental to meet their oral health needs. We offer general, cosmetic, preventative and emergency dental care to children and adults alike. Our office is staffed by dentists who not only have years of experience in their fields, but also undergo ongoing training in order to continue offering the best services and care options. Book an appointment for a dental check-up at your convenience, or give Klement Family Dental a call to find out more about what our office has to offer.