RITES OF SPRING
Spring has arrived – which means it’s time to clean up your act and get into tip-top shape. There are few rites of spring more satisfying than the annual deep clean. A good, deep spring clean-up is a tradition that not only promotes wellness by keeping your environment clean and organized, but it also helps carry the fresh start feeling brought on by a new year well into the summer.
Did you know that skipping a dental cleaning can have significant consequences for not only your oral health, but also your overall wellbeing not to mention your pocketbook? Here’s the dirty truth. It’s pretty common for people to skip a dental cleaning or even a couple of cleanings because they are short on time or they are trying to save money. But by doing so you put yourself at risk for a whole host of health issues including periodontal disease which does not just affect your gums, it has also been associated with Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and diabetes – just to name a few. Up to 25 percent of adults over the age of 65 have lost all of their teeth due to untreated oral disease. A dental cleaning may seem mundane, but the sooner problems are detected and treated the less extensive—and expensive—the remedy will be. To learn more about this and other effects of gum disease, schedule a consultation with a Seyfried + Associates dental professional today.