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The Importance of Preventive Dental Care

Preventive Dentistry, including regular dental exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, oral cancer screenings and more are important in keeping your teeth and gums healthy. 

But, did you realize:

  • Recent studies have linked the bacteria associated with periodontal (gum) disease with an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, certain cancers, rheumatoid arthritis, premature birth, erectile dysfunction and more.

  • Cavities left undetected or untreated can lead to abscesses and infection.

  • Poor jaw alignment (malocclusion) can lead to pain in your jaw joints (TMJ), headaches, tooth grinding and more.

In fact, the health and function of your mouth has been shown to affect your entire body. Regular preventive dental care is a great way to stay smiling on both the outside and the inside! 

Make sure to call Dr. Scott Logan in Huntsville for an appointment today!