Your teeth and gums see plenty of use throughout the day, eating and drinking at mealtimes and when your afternoon snack craving hits. Even if you are brushing your teeth twice per day and flossing at least once, your mouth still needs professional attention twice per year. With teeth cleanings and routine checkups in North York, Ontario, Dr. Eli Shem-Tov can help you keep your pearly whites shining brightly all year round. Our preventive dentistry checkups may also help you avoid damage to not only your teeth and gums, but to the rest of your body as well.
The Importance of Routine Checkups and Cleanings
Routine teeth cleaning visits to our North York dental office actively help keep your teeth and gums safe from some of the most common oral health concerns, including tooth decay and periodontal disease. When left untreated, tooth decay can lead to damage to other teeth and infections within the bone tissue that comprises the jaw. Advanced periodontal disease has been linked to a variety of systemic health problems, including heart disease, stroke, dementia, rheumatoid arthritis, preterm birth, and more. Fortunately, these two potentially severe oral health conditions are easily prevented with proper home hygiene and regular checkups at North York Dental.
For the majority of healthy children and adults, dental checkups and cleanings need only be performed twice per year, or once every six months. In cases of periodontal disease, regular checkups and deep cleanings may be recommended more frequently.
Preserving Your Oral Health with Preventive Dentistry
Preventive dentistry serves as the foundation for a lifetime of happy, healthy smiles and optimal overall wellness. At North York Dental, Dr. Eli Shem-Tov and his caring team are committed to helping the families in our community live healthily and happily through comprehensive cosmetic, restorative, and preventive dentistry. Contact us today to schedule your next visit. Our warm and welcoming dental practice is proud to serve patients from throughout North York, Toronto, and the surrounding areas in Ontario and beyond.