Ten Tips for an Effortless Smile
Good oral hygiene is important, not only for looks, but for general health as well. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems such as gum disease, infection, bone loss, heart disease, strokes and more.
The following, are ten important tips for an effortless smile and reasons to maintain our recommended schedule of dental cleanings.
1. To Prevent Oral Cancer
According to The Oral Cancer Foundation someone dies from oral cancer, every hour of every day in the United States alone. When you have your dental exam by Dr. Angart and a through preventative dental cleaning by one of our hygienists, we also screen you for oral cancer, which is highly curable if diagnosed early.
2. To Prevent Gum Disease
Gum disease is an infection in the gum tissues and bone that keep your teeth in place and is one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss. If diagnosed early, it can be treated and reversed. If treatment is not received, a more serious and advanced stage of gum disease may follow. Regular dental cleanings and check ups, flossing daily and brushing twice a day are key factors in preventing gum disease.