September 29th is a day we set aside to focus on family health and fitness each year. It serves as a great reminder of how important healthy choices can be at every age and stage of development. Many families take this time to review exercise and diet choices. Some go further and follow up with medical reminders and treatment appointments. Keep your family healthy with a well-rounded approach this year and set aside this date to focus on everyone’s healthy smiles.
When your family treats oral health as another important aspect of preventive healthcare, you have the opportunity to learn more about how your teeth and gums interact with the rest of your body, and you get tips for prevention from your dentist. This year use the time to follow up on appointments for family members, to talk about upcoming needs like orthodontics, and to review healthy brushing habits.
Lifelong Health and Important Illness Prevention Information
Regular dental check-ups do more than just keep your teeth clean. They also provide feedback about oral health issues that can be related to regular health issues. When you teach your family from an early age that these check-ups are a necessary part of staying healthy, you help them learn how a dental professional can be the first warning if there are signs of many serious diseases:
- Oral cancer
- Gum disease
- Serious infection
On top of that, some oral conditions like gum disease can cause life threatening secondary conditions if left untreated. Any oral health issue is easier to treat when it’s caught early, though, and that can make the difference between a filling and a root canal.
Make Dental Appointments for the Whole Family
If you’re looking to get your family on track with oral health care, now is the time to schedule an appointment with Dr. Thomas Layton, your dentist in Charlotte, NC to get everyone in on or around September 29th.Talk to Us About an Appointment