Of course, you’re aware how important regular teeth cleaning is to help keep gums and teeth healthy. But did you also realize just how vital a healthy mouth is to your general health? If you’re searching for a dentist to perform teeth cleaning in Peoria IL, turn to Associates In Dentistry.
Although many people think the main reason for getting your teeth cleaned is to keep your smile looking good, it actually does far more. A professional teeth cleaning is an important part of maintaining optimal health.
The sooner we catch dental problems the better. During a professional cleaning, we look for any dental or gum problems that we need to address. Meanwhile, the cleaning process removes bacteria, plaque and tartar that could damage your teeth and gums if left in place.
In its early stages, we call symptoms such as irritated, swollen and bleeding gums gingivitis. If left untreated, gingivitis can easily progress to what we call gum disease. It’s also known as periodontitis. Diseased gums don’t only affect your dental health. Periodontitis can harm your overall health, body-wide. To keep your body healthier, take these steps:
Gum disease can cause a number of serious problems to both your dental and general health, including:
Gum disease/periodontitis can harm your entire body – not just your teeth. It can affect your immune system and is associated with many serious diseases like heart disease, diabetes and kidney failure. Keeping your teeth clean and your gums healthy is truly an important part of protecting your overall health.
Besides professional dental cleanings, Associates in Dentistry offers a full array of dental services you would expect, including:
Associates In Dentistry provides care for patients with or without dental insurance. We take more than 150 different insurance plans, so if you do have insurance, we likely accept it. Ultimately, you will be responsible for all fees, regardless of whether you have dental insurance. An 18 percent per year service charge applies to any balance remaining after 30 days. We do not accept the Illinois Public Aid card or Medicaid.
We do all we can to make paying your bill as convenient as possible and now offer an online payment option.
Good dental care is so important to your health. If you’re ready to begin regular teeth cleaning in Peoria IL and other dental care, give Associates In Dentistry a call today at 309-690-4500.