Why is oral health important?
Having healthy teeth and gums allows us to eat, talk and smile. Good oral health is also integral to our overall health and well-being. Leaving damaged and broken teeth in our mouth leads to infection and abscess. Dental infections gradually spread to the rest of our body through the bloodstream or sinuses. This can lead to digestive problems, headaches, sinus infection and even serious medical conditions affecting our heart. Luckily, most oral problems are easily treatable with proper diagnosis and dental care. If you are overdue a checkup, be sure to schedule one before your teeth or gums start to develop infection and pain.
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 plaque and bacteria. By brushing and flossing regularly, you keep your gums firm and healthy so they don’t bleed or ache. In addition to daily preventive care you also need to maintain regular checkups and dental cleanings. A good dental cleaning helps remove calcified build-ups to ensure long-term health of your teeth and gums. Additionally, regular checkups help catch cavities and other dental problems in their earlier stages. This helps prevent more serious complications such as developing an 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.