So that being said (or written,I thought it would be fun to play a little game of Dentistry Family Feud.
Question One: What are the top three reasons people don't like to go to the dentist?
1. Drill and shots
Question Two: What are the top three reasons your dentist doesn't like you.
1. You fail to show up for appointments.
2. You don't follow his advice.
3. You wait until you're desperate to come in.
Question Three: What are the top three reasons to have your teeth cleaned regularly?
1. Prevent gum disease
2. Check for oral cancer
3. Have clean, whiter teeth
Okay, think you're pretty smart. Well, besides the above, there are some very important health reasons to have frequent teeth cleanings. I will give you a bonus point for every one of these that you manage to come up with.
Infections in the mouth can spread to the heart. People with missing teeth have a higher rate of heart disease and that expands exponentially to over 10% for those who have complete tooth loss (edentulous).
People who have good oral habits have better circulation and better memories, as in dementia.
Men with gum disease have lower sperm counts.
Women with periodontal disease are about 4% more likely to have a premature baby.
Diabetics are at higher risk for gum disease.
People without any natural teeth are more likely to have kidney disease.
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