Article provided by: Dental Excellence of Hatfield
We are living in an age where we can enjoy excellence in health, quality of life, and life expectancy ... and in all areas of health and science – including dentistry – researchers, scientists, and dental care practitioners are doing their best to increase our knowledge to continue improving and providing the best care to you!
At Dental Excellence of Hatfield, our mission is to always provide the most current and most beneficial treatment options to our patient families.
Regarding dental health, Colmar dentistry patients are no different from the rest of the country...
- Untreated cavities exist in over 50% of children aged 12-15 and over 67% of young adults between 16-19.
- Approximately 3.5% of American citizens aged 18-34 and 6.9% of those aged 35-54 have reported temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) in the past six months.
- Over 12% of adults aged 20-64 have not visited the dentist in the past five years (or more!) and 14% of adults within the same ages have reported that their oral hygiene, along with their dental health, is poor.
These statistics illustrate why regular preventive dental care is so important to your oral health and your overall health.
Why Do You Need Regular Dental Checkups?
Prevention is key. Brushing twice a day and flossing once a day are the cornerstones of every home oral hygiene regimen. Complementing that are your regular dental hygiene and dentist checkup appointments where we remove calcified tartar from your teeth and below the gumline (something only a dental professional can do), detect dental concerns in their initial stages, and offer treatment solutions.
For example, when cavities first start to form, they're undetectable by the naked eye and cause no discomfort or pain. You won’t even realize you have one or more. But as decay “eats” your tooth enamel, symptoms will begin to make themselves known. Sensitivity to hot and cold may indicate a problem and when decay progresses even further, severe pain is the result. Your teeth aren't able to repair themselves, so seeing us is imperative to ensure your smile stays strong and healthy … for a lifetime.
Colmar dentistry providers like Dental Excellence of Hatfield are your first line of defense. Have you heard that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure? Well, with your oral health, this couldn't be more true.
Call us today. We'd love to welcome you as our patient!
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