Start The Year Off Focused On Your Oral Health
As the New Year starts, we make resolutions to improve our physical and mental well-being- exercising more, trying new things, and spending less time on our phones. However, we often forget that the mouth is the gateway to the body, and oral health problems usually indicate that our overall health may be jeopardized.
So where does our “oral health” fit in?'
According to the latest reports from CDC, only 63% of US adults get their routine dental check-ups done. Billions of bacteria live inside our mouths, recycling our food residues. They feed on the sugar in the foods and drinks we consume to multiply and leave behind their waste in the form of a biofilm known as dental plaque. Also, the bacteria in the plaque that develops near the gums produce toxic substances that get into the gum tissues and lead to gingivitis. If left untreated, gingivitis can develop into periodontitis, a more severe condition where the bone and gum tissue holding the teeth are lost.
The best way to improve and maintain your oral health is by maintaining oral hygiene. For children and adults, preventative care appointments are essential for oral hygiene. At Quince Orchard Dental Care, educating our patients on the systemic link between the mouth and the body is crucial to our practice. In addition, we want our patients to understand that the risk of contracting other inflammatory diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other serious diseases can be raised by periodontal disease.
The risk of cavities and other dental diseases, and the maintenance of optimal oral health, can be dramatically decreased by:
- Brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice a day
- Daily flossing
- Eating healthy
- Regular dental visits
A healthy mouth translates to a healthy body. So don't wait till there's a problem. If you start to see or feel an issue in your mouth, don't ignore it! Regular check-ups allow your dentist to monitor your oral health and address any concerns before they become bigger problems, saving you time and money in the long run. Prevention is better than a cure.
At Quince Orchard Dental Care, our practice is a complete health practice, which means that while our speciality is oral health, we consider your overall health in everything we do. We want our patients to experience outstanding dental care in a safe, friendly environment.
Contact us to schedule an appointment with us.