Understanding the Link Between Poor Oral Health and Systemic Diseases
Poor oral health such as gum disease has been linked to systemic diseases. One of these diseases is breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women. While breast cancer is declining if poor oral health can contribute to developing it then it’s important to maintain regularly scheduled appointments with your local periodontist.


The Rewards of Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene 
When it comes to maintaining good oral hygiene there are many rewards such as reducing your susceptibility to contracting any whole-body diseases or illnesses. These different diseases can include cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and premature birth.


The Importance of Regularly Scheduled Appointments
Most dental plans can cover one or two checkups and cleanings per year for little or no cost out of pocket. With this being said in order to utilize your dental insurance and to ensure the proper maintenance of your oral health it would be important to have regularly scheduled dental appointments. These appointments can detect anything unhealthy about your oral dental care. 



Why Is Preventative Care More Affordable
It costs less to practice preventative measures when it comes to your oral health care. The costs of restorative options like fillings, crowns, or even root canals are far more expensive then any preventative measure you can take to avoid poor oral health. These preventative measures include regular brushing, flossing, and visits to your periodontist to maintain your oral health. Taking preventative measures will help reduce the level of bacteria to help avoid getting gum disease. 



Schedule a Visit Today
If you are interested in learning more about what preventative measures, you can take to help maintain your oral health it would be beneficial if you made an appointment with your periodontist.