One of the best ways to ensure better health overall is to follow a good oral health regimen. Doing so will improve your smile as well as lower your risk of other illnesses. If you don't regularly floss and brush, it can lead to gum disease, which increases your risk of severe health problems as well.
These problems can take the form of circulatory conditions (such as heart attack and stroke) or lead to health issues, such as preterm labor. Therefore, the following goals are important to follow for your dental and physical health.
Brush and Floss Each Day
To prevent gum disease and other health problems, brush your teeth and floss daily. Brushing reduces the formation of plaque on tooth surfaces while flossing gets rid of plaque between the teeth and beneath the gum line. Ideally, you should brush and floss at least twice a day, after breakfast and dinner, or an evening snack. You should brush and floss after lunch too, if possible. If not, chew sugarless gum to keep your teeth and gums cleaner and healthier.
Schedule Check-ups and Cleanings Every Six Months
Besides regular daily dental care, you should also visit our office every six months to have your teeth and gums checked. At that time, you can also schedule an appointment to take care of any dental decay or infection. During this visit, you will have your teeth professionally cleaned. The exam may also include taking x-rays. By taking x-rays, we can spot any decay between the teeth.
By staying on top of your dental care, you can maintain your dental health and prevent the development of other health problems. We can help you meet your oral health goals. Give us a call today. Make a commitment to better oral health practices. By making this type of commitment, you will also realize lower dental costs and improved health overall.