With a new year on the horizon, it’s time to make some New Year’s resolutions. Most of us think of ways to be healthier by signing up to go to a gym or starting a new diet. Did you know that your oral health offers clues about your overall health, or that problems in your mouth can affect the rest of your body? If you want to take better care of your health in the coming year, schedule a dental check-up so you can achieve your goals in 2021!
Resolutions to Last Throughout the Year
Your oral health is more important than you might realize. The health of your mouth, teeth and gums can affect your general health. It can be challenging to stick to your goals all year long, especially if the goals are too complex. Dr. Angela S. Evanson, DDS suggests you start with the basics that will make a big difference in your oral health and ultimately improve your physical health. A dental check-up helps your smile and your overall health.
Make Sure You Have a Regular Dentist
The first step in the process of resolving to take better care of your teeth, is to make sure you have a good dentist that you feel confident in. Dr. Evanson has provided quality dental care since 1994 and strives to establish a positive relationship with her patients by treating each one in a compassionate and gentle way. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota and completed a pediatric mini-residency at the University of the Pacific Dental School.
Make a Dental Appointment Every 6 Months
According to the American Dental Association (ADA) you should see your dentist for a professional cleaning and examination every six months. Tooth decay develops in a predictable pattern; therefore, examinations should be set at specific intervals. Once plaque transforms into tartar, it can only be removed by dental professionals, that’s why it’s important to schedule a visit with Dr. Evanson early in the year to see what she recommends for YOUR teeth.
A Dental Check-Up Offers A Peek Into Your General Health
Dr. Evanson performs a comprehensive examination during a routine check-up, which includes an oral cancer screening to check for any lumps or irregular tissue changes in your neck, head, face, and oral cavity. As with any cancer, early detection gives you a better chance of survival and regular check-ups will alert Dr. Evanson to any changes in your mouth.
New patients have a benchmark check-up. For returning patients, she looks for any changes from previous examinations that may indicate a concern. Other warning signs reside in your mouth and a routine dental check-up may reveal unknown problems with your heart, blood sugar, and inflammation.
Here’s to a new year of good physical and oral health!
Schedule Your Check-Up Today
Taking care of your oral health is more than brushing and flossing. Even if you practice great dental care at home, plaque build-up is inevitable. The longer plaque stays in place, the more it will calcify onto your teeth and you won’t be able to remove it yourself. With professional teeth cleaning twice a year, you are less likely to experience heavy plaque and tartar buildup, which often leads to cavities.
Dr. Evanson is committed to helping your whole family with their dental needs. Her office is located in Parker, Colorado, which is convenient to those living in the surrounding communities of Highlands Ranch, Aurora, Castle Rock and Lone Tree. Please call 720-409-0008 or contact us online for an appointment, and the best to you in achieving your resolutions in the coming year!Leave a reply →