Daily Dental Hygiene Is The Key To Preventative Dentistry
Many people today are becoming increasingly aware of their body and their health. People are eating organic foods, taking yoga classes and making physical fitness more of a priority. But what about the health of your teeth?
Your dentist wants you to have the best oral health possible. The best ways to do this are the ways we all learn when we are young. Brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily and visit your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings. These may sound like simple instructions, but these habits can help you prevent and detect more serious dental concerns while they are still treatable. Being proactive about your dental hygiene helps you have a healthy, beautiful smile and avoid more costly dental repairs in the future.
One dental issue that can be avoided or decreased with daily dental hygiene is gum disease. Gum disease is unfortunately extremely common among adults in the U.S. This disease is a result of harmful bacteria that forms on teeth and eventually can damage gums, bone and tissues and lead to tooth loss and more serious health concerns. Brushing daily helps to remove this bacteria from the surface of our teeth. Flossing daily helps to reach the areas between our teeth where this bacteria grows.
Oral cancer is another dental disease to watch for. Your dentist will often check for the presence of oral cancer symptoms. If you visit regularly, you will have a higher success rate finding and treating dental problems early on.
Be sure to talk with your general dentist about oral health concerns you may have. They will be able to offer suggestions about the your toothbrush and brushing style, as well as examine your mouth to make sure you have a clean bill of health. Contact one of our Crown Council dentists today.