Love Yourself by Investing in Proper Dental Hygiene

They say that prevention is better than a cure, but does this saying hold true when it comes to oral hygiene? The answer here is a resounding, yes. You see, you only get one set of permanent teeth, and in an ideal world, they would last for your entire life. Healthy gums and teeth require regular attention and care, which is the reason that your dental hygienist probably stresses the importance of preventive habits at every dental appointment. At least that is what you will find at Delaney Park Dental.

Is Oral Health Still Important With Advancements in Medicine?

Despite the development of sophisticated dental techniques and procedures, prevention is still the foundation for a beautiful and healthy smile. At the core of this preventive measures are regular brushing, flossing and dental cleaning. Good oral hygiene keeps your teeth clean from food debris and plaque which can cause decay and inflammation. Tooth decay and inflammation can lead to bone loss and even tooth loss. This affects the overall well-being of a person and can lead to a loss of confidence, as well as the inability to enjoy your favorite foods.

Cleaning and protecting your teeth must be as effective as possible. Proper technique while brushing and flossing is vital. Use of the right toothbrush and toothpaste also contributes to the effectiveness of your oral hygiene practices. We recommend electric toothbrushes and fluoridated toothpaste to our patients.

Investing the time and effort into understanding and carrying out the best oral hygiene practices possible will not only help you keep your teeth as long as possible, but it will also help you save money in the long run. If you keep your teeth cleaner and healthier, you should require fewer restorative procedures throughout the life of your teeth.

Keep Bad Breath at Bay With Proper Dental Care

Aside from preserving your teeth, proper oral hygiene also helps to make sure that your breath is not offensive. Nobody wants to have bad breath, and many of the factors that lead to halitosis (bad breath) can be tied to poor dental hygiene.

Reduce Gum Disease and Other Diseases

Proper care for your teeth also plays a huge factor in reducing gum disease. Gum disease is one of the most wide-spread diseases at this time. Possibly more concerning is the fact that gum disease has been linked to other conditions in the body and is often an indicator that something else is going on. Some of the issues that are connected to gum disease are an increased likelihood of cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, stroke and more.

How to Keep Your Teeth as Healthy as Possible

Now that we have outlined why it is so important to keep your teeth and gums healthy, here is what we recommend to help you accomplish this. Brush your teeth at least two times every day using fluoride toothpaste. Floss your teeth at least once per day. When possible, use a fluoridated mouthwash after brushing and flossing. Only drink water between meals. Visit Delaney Park Dental twice per year to have your teeth cleaned and to have a dental exam.

Our office offers an assortment of dental services from fillings to root canals, routine cleanings, crowns, gum disease treatment, and more. We take pride in helping people have confidence in their smile from both a health and beauty standpoint. Give us a call today at (907) 276-7787 to find out what we can do for you!