Great oral hygiene – taking care of your teeth, gums, and mouth – is an essential aspect of your overall dental health and well-being. Not only can good upkeep prevent common issues like bad breath, but it plays a huge role in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Needless to say, your oral hygiene is important to us here at Vlass Dental Care and our hygienists employ the most modern techniques and equipment – including the Cavitron ultrasonic system and prophy jet powder sprayer – to clean your teeth and remove stains.
Why is good oral hygiene important?
Great oral hygiene isn’t emphasized to our patients just because your smile and breath will look and smell good. The fact is, good oral and dental habits and practices translate to good overall health and wellness. Patients who have poor dental hygiene in life tend to frequently contend with cavities and gum disease, tooth decay and tooth loss. Further, poor dental health can affect your heart, increases your risk for diabetes, can complicate pregnancy, and even chronic inflammation issues like arthritis.
You can help yourself and prevent many of these potential health risks by simply maintaining good oral and dental hygiene as recommended by your dentist at Vlass Dental Care.
What can I do to maintain and protect my oral health?
The team at Vlass Dental Care recommends good daily oral hygiene practices, including but not limited to:
Brushing at least twice a day with fluoride-based toothpaste
Flossing daily with standard floss or a water-based floss system
Use mouthwash after brushing and flossing
Limit sugar intake (sugar breaks down enamel)
Replace your tooth brush or toothbrush head once the bristles begin to wear down.
Avoid tobacco – Tobacco wears teeth down faster, affects your immune system, and increases the likelihood of gum disease and other serious medical conditions
Stick to the schedule of treatment that the experts at Vlass Dental Care have laid out for you (or will once you come in for your first appointment).
Schedule your next teeth cleaning and oral hygiene check-up at Vlass Dental Care in Roswell GA today.
At Vlass Dental Care in Roswell GA, we are ready to get your teeth in top shape and to help you with a plan of action and schedule to help you maintain your smile and health for years to come. We encourage you to contact us today to schedule your appointment.