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A New Year’s Resolution from Your Dentist

January 5, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — lapalcodental @ 9:19 pm

Beautiful woman smiling.Have you made any resolutions for the new year? During this time of improving your health, you may be forgetting a vital part of your wellbeing: your oral health. Taking care of your teeth and gums not only keeps your oral health in good shape, but it can positively affect your overall health, too. Keep reading to discover an easy resolution you can make in 2019 for a healthier you.

Your New Year’s Resolution

Many health-related resolutions can be lofty and hard to achieve. Thankfully, your dentist has an easy way to keep your mouth healthy: regular dental visits. Make it a point in 2019 to visit your dentist at least twice for routine checkups and cleanings. This will keep your smile looking and feeling great for the new year, and it will help your overall wellbeing.

The Importance of Regular Dental Visits

Bi-annual dental appointments are vital because they prevent and detect dental issues. Your dentist will check your mouth, head, jaw, and neck thoroughly to make sure everything is working properly. They will check for cavities, decay, gum disease, and even oral cancer. Many dental problems can’t be seen or felt, which is why seeing a professional is so important.

Additionally, studies show that gum disease increases your risk for problems like cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, and even Alzheimer’s. Checkups and cleanings play an important role in protecting your mouth from gum disease because it gives your dental hygienist an opportunity to remove any tartar that has built up in your gumline. Tartar is a leading cause of the inflammation and infection of your gums.

Saving You Time and Money

Not only will this resolution save your health, but it will also save you time and money. Not going to the dentist will put you at risk for more extensive and expensive procedures in the future. Your dentist can catch dental issues while they are still small, so you won’t have to spend more money and time in the dentist’s chair.

As an added bonus, if you book your dental appointments at the beginning of the year, you will typically have more options. Just as your calendar fills up, so does your dentist’s, which is another reason why scheduling an appointment early in 2019 is a great way of getting a jumpstart on your oral health.

Now that you know the importance of routine dental appointments, are you ready to take on 2019? Schedule a visit with your dentist in Marrero to get started on your resolution.

Meet the Dentist

Dr. C.J. Landry is an experienced dentist with a passion for caring for his patients. He takes pride in providing services that better oral and overall health. He currently practices at Lapalco Family Dental, and he can be contacted through his website or by phone at (504) 348-0080 for any questions.

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