According to Gallup, 70.5 percent of adults in New Jersey report having visited the dentist at least once in the past 12 months for routine cleanings and checkups. This is nearly six percentage points higher than the national average of 64.7, but not enough to place New Jersey in the top 10 states for dental health.
Why Routine Visits Matter
Routine dental care such as cleanings and examinations are essential for optimal oral health. Your visits to Bergenfield dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter give us an opportunity to remove stubborn plaque and tartar, helping prevent issues as diverse as tooth decay and gum disease. They also give us an opportunity to spot early signs of oral health issues and provide swift treatment before serious problems occur.
Your dental health is directly related to your physical health. Gum disease in particular can have a profound impact on your body and has been identified as a risk factor for heart disease, hypertension, and even dementia. One of the most effective ways to prevent these and similar problems from gum disease is to ensure it is never allowed to progress. Visiting your Bergenfield dentist every six months for cleanings and examinations can help guard against gum disease progression and ensure a healthy and attractive smile for years to come.
If you are overdue for a visit to the dentist, please contact Dumont Cosmetic Dental today. Dr. Perlmutter proudly serves all of Bergen County from our convenient Dumont location.