Why is oral health important?
Good oral health is also integral to our overall health and well-being. Having healthy teeth and gums allows us to eat, talk, and smile. Leaving damaged and broken teeth in our mouth leads to infection and abscess. Dental infection gradually spreads to the rest of your body through the bloodstream and sinuses. This can lead to digestive problems, headaches, sinus infection, and other serious medical conditions. Luckily, most oral problems are easily treatable with proper diagnosis and dental treatment. If you are overdue a checkup, be sure to schedule one before your teeth or gums develop an infection.
How do I maintain good oral health?
Maintaining good oral health is a life long journey which requires daily maintenance and frequent dental visits. Daily brushing and flossing helps keep your teeth clean and free of harmful bacteria. Brushing and flossing regularly keeps your gums firm and healthy. This prevents them from developing bleeding, aching, and developing gum disease. Maintaining healthy teeth and gums requires daily preventive care plus regular checkups and dental cleanings. A thorough dental cleaning helps remove calcified build-up to ensure long-term health of your teeth and gums. Additionally, regular checkups help capture cavities and other dental problems in their earlier stages. This helps prevent more serious complications such as infection or abscess. To learn more about how to properly care for your teeth and gums, click on the following links:
- Brushing your teeth
- Flossing your teeth
- Using a Waterpik
- Interproximal cleaners
- Denture care
- Caring for crowns & bridges
- Caring for dental implants
If you have more questions about oral health and hygiene feel free to schedule an appointment with us. Give us a call at (949) 481-2540 or book your appointment online today. We would be happy to review your oral hygiene routine and make recommendations if necessary. Additionally, we can make sure you’re not brushing too hard, flossing incorrectly or neglecting a particular area of your mouth. Schedule your appointment today to see how we can help improve your hygiene routine for a healthier, happier smile.