HOW DOES DAVID R. REICH DDS INC HELP YOUR FAMILY STAY HEALTHY?
Are you looking for a new dentist? lf so, then you should definitely consider contacting the
office of David R, Reich DDS lnc. We are dedicated to helping your family stay healthy. Below
are some of the ways we can help improve you and your family members’ health:
Most people have had at least one cavity in their lifetime. Cavities are very common, but they
can be prevented. During your routine 6 monthly checkup, your teeth will get a thorough
cleaning. Your teeth will also be thoroughly inspected for cavities. Keep in mind that cavities
are a lot easier to treat if they are detected early. Many people end up having to get root canals
and/or extractions because they waited too long to get cavities treated.
Gum Disease Prevention
Gum disease is a condition that affects the majority of adults. It is also becoming increasingly
common in children and teens. Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease and can easily be
treated. However, if not treated, it will most likely progress to periodontitis. Periodontitis is
serious. It can destroy the supporting bone and eventually lead to tooth loss.
Regular 6 month appointments with our hygienists will help prevent gum disease. You will be
checked for gum disease during your examination by the doctor. Treating gum disease early
will prevent problems later on in life.
Improve Your Overall Health
A healthier mouth is not the only benefit that can be reaped from visiting our office. People who
have good dental health are more likely to have good overall health. Heart disease, diabetes,
preterm birth, stroke and respiratory problems are just a few of the many health problems that
have been linked to poor dental health. Without proper brushing and flossing, mouths become
havens for gum disease. This issue is complicated with inflammation that spreads throughout
the body. As a result, gum disease sufferers have a high chance of developing heart disease or
stroke. Dental checkups give professionals a chance to counsel patients on proper mouth care
to reduce potential life-threatening issues.
It is important for you to visit your dentist twice a year for a professional examination and
cleaning. You will be able to reduce your chances of developing gum disease and tooth decay,
and improve your overall health.
Tooth Loss and Nutrition
One of the first questions many patients ask at their dental checkup is about tooth pain.
Patients may have a cavity or an impaction. With a painful mouth, people stop eating certain
foods and reduce their nutrient intake. The human immune system relies on proper nutrition, so
it is possible for disease to set in with declining oral health.
Improper diet from tooth loss or pain causes digestive issues as well. Because the mouth
cannot process the food normally through tearing and grinding, the intestines must face the
brunt of digestion. Irritable bowel syndrome and intestine failure are just two issues that arise
with poor oral hygiene. Periodic dental visits allow patients to find pain causes and fix them
before any damage occurs. The human body is intricately connected between the mouth and