At In Motion Dentists, we find that many of our clients in Orange County prioritize routine exams and dental cleanings less and less as they age. Even with the help of house-call dental services, many clients still avoid receiving basic preventive care even though they should be more committed to it than ever before.
If you have been avoiding routine dental exams and cleanings, take a look at these reasons why it is important that you start scheduling them regularly, even if you are elderly.
Avoiding Dental Cleanings Can Result in Gum Disease
Periodontitis, or gum disease, is an infection of the gum tissue that most often occurs as a result of bacteria-filled plaque and tartar buildup between the teeth and below the gumline.
Periodontitis can cause a long list of health related issues, some of which are more serious than others. As we age, we become more susceptible to developing this infection. Periodontitis can cause a long list of health-related issues.
Avoiding routine dental visits gives gingivitis a fighting chance by allowing the plaque and tartar build up to irritate your gums and compromise your oral health.