Start the New Year Right With Dental Checkups for the Entire Family

It’s a new year and the perfect time to start on your health and wellness resolutions. Maintaining a healthy life includes ke

There’s no better time to get started on good health habits than the start of a new year, when many of us make new wellness resolutions. Begin 2020 right with a focus on good oral health for the whole family. 

At Legacy Dental Care in Ballwin, Missouri, Amanda Darling, DDS, and our entire care team are dedicated to providing superior, personalized care for every member of your family. We know how important dental health is to your overall health. With a focus on preventive care and education coupled with the latest technology in dental care, we help you and your family maintain a healthy smile.  

We’ve curated this guide to help you start the new year right with dental checkups for the entire family. Read on to learn more about the importance of regular dental care. 

Instilling good habits

The new year is a perfect time to think about dental care. It’s also a good opportunity to remind the entire family about the importance of good dental hygiene. The best way to jumpstart good habits is with regular visits to the dentist. 

Kids are less likely to develop dentist-visit anxiety when they are used to routine office visits when there aren’t any problems. And visiting the dentist is a great reminder to put the health of your teeth at the top of your to-do list.  

Stave off gum disease and tooth loss

Gum disease (periodontitis) is an infection of the soft tissue around your teeth. When it progresses, it can lead to dental decay and even a loss of your permanent teeth. But gum disease has other consequences. 

Scientists believe the inflammation from gum disease negatively impacts your overall health, leading to an increased risk of developing chronic conditions, like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and dementia, and can lead to complications during pregnancy. 

Regular exams with a skilled dental care provider like Dr. Darling can catch gum disease early and help you and your loved ones maintain your overall health. 

Get the preventive care your family needs 

Dr. Darling and your hygienist check for multiple issues during your regular dental exams. That’s why scheduling dental checkups for the entire family is one of the best lines of defense against future oral complications.

At Legacy Dental Care, we check for:

We also screen for more complex problems like:

And if you have children, we can also discuss fluoride treatments and sealants, and whether your child’s teeth may need straightening. 

Your regular dental checkup also offers a time for you to discuss any cosmetic options you may be considering, like clear aligners or teeth whitening

At Legacy Dental Care, Dr. Darling and our team provide general dentistry services to help you maintain your dental health and prevent future oral health problems. Start the new year right and contact our office today to schedule appointments for the entire family. 

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