Your dental health affects how you look, eat, and function every day. It impacts your systemic health and self-confidence, too. Unfortunately, ignoring dental care leads to complicated procedures that can hurt the family budget. So see Dr. Jerry Jenzen or Dr. Jenna Gogolinski, your dentist in Prince Albert, every six months for an exam and cleaning. Aren’t your family’s smiles worth the effort?
Keeping Your Mouth Healthy Between Visits
Daily hygiene habits and in-office cleanings and examinations twice a year support oral health from toddlerhood through the senior years, according to the American Dental Association (ADA). Your children’s dentist in Prince Albert absolutely agrees. With regular dental care, teeth and gums thrive, and any problems are uncovered and treated early on.
Additionally, through oral hygiene practices at home, gum disease, cavities and other common health issues, decrease. In other words, brushing twice a day and flossing daily, eating a low-carb diet, drinking water and protecting against with a mouthguard just make good sense.
Appearance & Self-Confidence
Also, your smile affects your self-image and how you project your personality. Sociological research shows that individuals with straight, bright smiles create better first impressions. In fact, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says that more than half of people surveyed said they notice someone’s smile before any other physical attribute.
So, your routine dental check-ups give you the opportunity to discuss your aesthetic concerns with your dentist. Professional teeth whitening, porcelain veneers and Invisalign clear braces are just some of the cosmetic treatments this dental team offers qualified patients.
How You Eat & Speak
Preventive dentistry ensures a durable smile. Untreated decay and gum disease are sure paths to tooth loss, affecting you with:
- Speech problems
- Difficulties with chewing, swallowing and digestion
- Embarrassment while talking in public or getting a picture taken
- Weakening of teeth adjacent to a smile gap
Tooth replacements such as fixed bridgework, dentures and dental implants benefit people who have suffered tooth loss. However, dentists such as Dr. Janzen and Dr. Gogolinski would rather prevent problems than have to treat them with any kind of restoration.
Gum disease appears linked to systemic health issues such as heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, dementia, and more. Dr. Janzen and his team routinely remove the harmful plaque and tartar your brush and floss miss. They also check for gum pocket depth, do scaling and root planing and instill antibiotics to heal infected gums.
Oral Cancer Detection & More
If you had oral cancer, wouldn’t you like to know? Your family dentist checks for this common condition with every routine examination. Additionally, he or she checks for sleep apnea and bruxism (teeth grinding) and offers customized oral appliance therapy for both conditions. For young patients, plastic sealants and fluoride treatments protect against cavities.
Get Healthy & Stay Healthy
Drs. Janzen and Gogolinski look forward to seeing you regularly. If you have any questions or concerns about your dental health in between routine visits, please contact our office. We are available year ‘round to meet your needs.