It’s an alarming statistic, but at least 75 % of the people in the U.S. are affected by gum disease.  Even scarier is the fact that an infection of the mouth commonly leads to diseases of various vital organs in the body.  The digestive order begins from the moment we put food into our mouths.  If the process gets off to a bad start it could affect other parts of the system.

The key to the solution is in preventing these problems from developing in the first place and the only way to do that is to take good care of your gums and teeth.  Don’t wait for symptoms to present.

Just like with any other disease, early detection is essential for the  successful treatment of a cavity or other dental issue.  Cultivating a “dental home” with a family dentist is the first step in seeing to it that all of your family members are being regularly screened for any potential problems.  

If you’re not familiar with the term, “dental home” refers to the relationship that is formed between a dentist and his staff of associates and providing their patients, your family, with an on going plan for oral health maintenance.

Home care is an important tool in preventive dentistry.  Brushing twice a day is a good start but your toothbrush can’t get to all those hard to reach areas of the mouth. That’s why it’s so important to follow up by flossing between each and every tooth.  

Begin to establish your family’s dental home today.  Call the Harman Family Dental Center @ 720-619-3127.