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Why is dentistry important and Dentist in Philadelphia

Having healthy teeth and gums is just as important to your overall wellness as eating well and exercising regularly. Individuals should view his or her dentist as a major player in their health, just like a primary care doctor. At David Spilkia Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Philadelphia, we want all our patients to feel relaxed and welcomed in our office, so they keep making oral health a priority.

Dentist of David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry explains the importance of dentistry

Why is dentistry important?

 The health of the mouth and the body are connected. Your mouth contains bacteria, most of which are harmless. Daily brushing and flossing help keep the number of bacteria controlled. When oral hygiene is neglected, higher levels of bacteria can lead to tooth decay and disease. In addition to being harmful to oral health, these bacteria can also travel through the body and increase the risk of other health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and strokes.

 The importance of regular check-ups

 Many people think if they brush and floss their teeth regularly, then that’s enough to maintain oral health. However, it’s still very important to maintain regular visits to the dentist. In addition, regular checkups allow us to identify any early signs of decay or disease. Gum disease, for example, is easy to treat in its initial stages, however, can require surgery once it has progressed. Finally, professional cleanings can remove plaque and tartar build-up that home brushing cannot.

During regular check-ups, you may receive the following services:

  • Exam and x-ray
  • Oral cancer check
  • Gum disease screening
  • Fluoride
  • Professional cleaning

These services can help you maintain your oral health.

At home care is still important

 In addition to regular preventative care from the dentist, our everyday habits at home make a significant difference in the health of our teeth and gums. Brushing and flossing regularly lessens your chance of developing tooth decay or gum disease. It’s worth noting that quality is just as important as quantity. For your oral hygiene to be effective, you should make sure you are brushing and flossing correctly.

To schedule a visit, call (267) 463-2777.

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Dr. David Spilkia - David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

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Dr. David Spilkia has been attending to the dental needs of the communities of Philadelphia, PA for almost three decades and is trusted by his patients. Having started his education at The City College of New York and graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1983, he practiced dentistry for a few years, before starting the David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in 1988.

Among the range of cosmetic and general dentistry procedures provided by Dr. Spilkia are restorative dentistry, dental implants, smile makeovers, and Invisalign orthodontics.
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