Dental Checkup: Now Is the Perfect Time
Posted by Kevin Fong DDS on Mar 28 2022, 08:23 AM
Routine dental checkups are mandatory for everyone and if you are someone who has been skipping your visits to the dentist, then now is the perfect time to do it. After all, it's better late than never!
At Kevin D Fong DDS, Hayward, CA, we are constantly upgrading the latest standard operating procedures and infection control guidelines given by CDC and WHO to provide safe dental care.
Here are some of the reasons why you need regular dental checkups:
COVID and Oral Health
We all are aware of the connection between COVID-19 and chronic conditions like cardiovascular and renal disease. However, recent studies have shown a connection with periodontitis as well.
So, now is the right time to visit the dentist to check for any dental issues, especially after recovering from COVID-19.
The Mouth Is the Mirror of Our Body
Oral health and general health have a mutual relationship as our body receives nourishment through the mouth which is constantly invaded by microorganisms. Many systemic diseases have oral manifestations and many oral diseases lead to systemic complications.
Therefore, it is important to always keep your dental health in check and get regular dental checkups.
Prevention Is Better Than Cure
When problems are treated at the right time, this prevents their progression. Dental cleaning, which is one of the procedures included in a regular dental checkup, can halt the development of gingivitis to periodontitis.
Visiting a dentist once every six months keeps you free from oral health problems. However, people with gum disease, family dental history, immunocompromised patients, and caries-prone patients have to visit the dentist more frequently.
Be a Role Model for Your Kids
As your child grows up watching your actions, you must make sure to practice good oral hygiene. The Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics reports that parents who seek dental care are more likely to inspire their children to do the same.
Taking your children along to the dental office will help them familiarize themselves with the dental environment and, thus, prevent dental anxiety in the future.
Dental anxiety and phobia are frequently encountered problems resulting in avoidance of dental checkups. Self-practices like relaxation breathing, listening to soothing music, and seeking different professional methods to help alleviate fear will help you get rid of your anxiety.
Visit Kevin D Fong DDS, at 944 W Winton Ave, Hayward, CA 94545 to learn more about the importance of dental checkups. You can also call (510) 783-1572 for an appointment.