Facts You Should Know About Your Oral Health
These facts are things every patient should know about visiting the dentist, maintaining good dental care and preventing serious dental problems.
Brushing Twice a Day Helps to Keep the Cavities AwayPWhen you brush your teeth properly, at least twice a day, you are removing the plaque that causes cavities. Plaque is the soft and sticky substance that accumulates on the teeth from food debris and bacteria. Flossing daily will remove the plaque from in between the teeth that the toothbrush cannot reach. Removing plaque from your teeth also helps to prevent gum disease.
Gum (Periodontal) Disease Affects Your Overall HealthGum disease is one of the main causes of tooth loss in adults and has also been linked to heart disease and strokes.4 If diagnosed in the early stage, gingivitis can be treated and reversed. If treatment is not received, a more serious and advanced stage of gum disease, called Periodontitis, which includes bone loss, may follow. Brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and getting regular dental checkups and cleanings are the best prevention against gum disease.
Dental Cleanings and Check Ups Are Extremely ImportantGoing to the dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings is one of the most important factors in maintaining good oral health. Regular check-ups can prevent cavities, root canals, gum disease, oral cancer, and other dental conditions. Don’t wait until you have a problem before you see your dentist, help prevent problems before they happen.
Bad Breath Could be the Result of a Dental ProblemAbout 85 percent of people with persistent bad breath have a dental condition that is to blame. If bad breath is the cause of a dental condition, mouthwash will only mask the odor and not cure it. Don’t be embarrassed to talk to your dentist, they are there to help you. Flossing daily and brushing your teeth and tongue twice a day can greatly reduce and possibly eliminate bad breath.
Due to the fact that most causes of tooth pain require the expert care of a dentist, make sure to request an appointment with our specialised dentist with any new tooth pain. This holds true even for tooth pain that is mild or intermittent. If left untreated, you may develop a serious complication and/or require a more invasive dental procedure.