Patients in the area of Stamford, Connecticut who want to achieve a beautiful, healthy smile need to connect with a dental practice who cares about patients. At Pearl Dental, patients are encouraged to consider preventative dental care as part of their treatment plan. A healthy smile can be maintained with regular care and attention. This includes the ADA (American Dental Association) recommended cleanings and examinations every six months. In addition, patients should brush and floss their teeth after every meal to remove plaque, tartar, sugars, and acids from the surfaces of the teeth.
Dental care is important because of the oral systemic connection. Bacteria that is present in the smile can result in the development of periodontal disease. This is a gum infection that can negatively impact the teeth, bones, and gums. This is because the condition causes inflammation that shrinks the bone and can cause teeth to become loose and fall out. This happens at the later stages of periodontal disease, though there are early signs and symptoms for patients to watch out for which may indicate the start of this condition. When inflammation occurs in the mouth, it enters into the bloodstream and is carried to other parts of the body. It can impact the heart and other organs and cause infection elsewhere. Patients with periodontal disease are at a higher risk for heart disease and strokes because of the oral systemic connection. By maintaining a healthy smile, patients can reduce their risk of developing these issues and keep not only their smile healthy but their body. The team of Pearl Dental can educate patients on how to monitor for this condition as well as what patients can do to avoid the development of gum disease in the first place!
A no-obligation consultation appointment is the first step in learning more about preventative dental care. Our practice can be reached with a simple phone call. Patients interested in visiting our Mount Kisco, NY practice can contact (914) 244-3900 or contact (203) 252-2000 to connect with our Stamford, Connecticut office. We welcome new and existing patients at both of our facilities to help with a range of general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry procedures.