oral health and chronic disease

Oral health has a much greater impact on our overall health than most people realize. If you don’t already know, here’s some facts that may be surprising and motivating to help you improve your oral healthcare of tooth brushing, flossing, using mouthwash, and of course regular dental visits.

To begin, poor oral health can mean more likelihood of chronic diseases, dental caries (cavities), oral cancer, and other disabilities. Common diseases such as periodontal (gum) disease, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke are caused from poor oral health. In pregnant women, these diseases can cause premature births, low birth weight, and other health problems for the baby.

While this may scare many into coming to the dentist, more than 1/2 of the U.S. population hasn’t had a dental visit in the past year. We can help.

Pickett Family Dental Fights Gum Disease for Oral Health

Preventing gum disease and maintaining proper oral healthcare for every family in Keller, TX  and the surrounding area is our primary goal at Pickett Family Dental. If you live nearby and haven’t seen a dentist in over a year, but are worried about your oral health, we have dental plans that makes visiting the dentist cheaper than even visiting the doctor. Right now you can get 2 regular dental cleanings every year for as low as $229. That’s only $114.50 per visit. Most doctors offices charge a minimum of $180 – 360 for a single visit.