What Can Good Oral Health Prevent?
When it comes to your teeth, practicing good oral hygiene should be at the top of your list. We only have one set of adult teeth and they are clearly important in every aspect of our lives. Our smile is one of the first things people notice about us! Having a well cared for smile can make the difference in your social life and your work life. Additionally, the ability to speak clearly and digest foods properly are dependent on good oral care as well. So, what are you doing to maintain or to your teeth? Good oral health can prevent several undesirable dental problems.
You may be able to prevent bad breath from plaque and food build-up by:
• Making sure to brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day.
• Scrape your tongue.
• Flossing daily.
• Gargling with mouthwash twice daily.
You may be able to prevent Gum Disease or stop the progression of gum disease by:
• Regularly flossing around the gums and teeth to loosen build-up and plaque that irritate the gums and cause cavities.
• Seeing the dentist at least once to twice per year to perform a periodic exam
• Seeing the Hygienist at least two to three times per year in order to make sure plaque is removed everywhere especially below the gum line.
Neglecting to maintain these good oral care habits could keep you from becoming the social butterfly you’ve always wanted to be.
Cavities are a pain. The toothache that comes from biting into a sugary treat can be enough to jumpstart your new oral health habits. In caring for your teeth, you can dramatically reduce the number of cavities that develop from the acid and bacteria left from foods, especially sweet ones.
Keeping your oral health in check may also inhibit costly dental procedures from accumulating. A cavity that is left untreated can quickly turn into a tooth in dire need of a root canal, and developing gum disease may require gum laser therapy or tooth extraction. Most certainly, teeth that are well taken care of will have less plaque build-up that causes bad breath, cavities and gum disease, and better oral health could potentially prevent overwhelming dental expenses in the future.
Want to know more about what good oral health can do for you? Give us a call to find out, and schedule your checkup today! Herald Square Dental and The Denture Center Phone Number 212-256-9978
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