The Crown Dental team wishes you a happy and healthy New Year… and part of that includes reminding you about the importance of preventative dental care.
In other words, consider this your reminder to book your next cleaning.
In order to celebrate the new year with a fresh and healthy smile, it is important to keep up with annual dental appointments. Prioritizing preventative dental care is one of the most important ways to maintain optimal oral health.
Why is preventative dental care so important?
The mouth can quickly become a petri-dish of bacteria.
Since your general well being and oral health are closely connected, prioritizing dental care is so important. By preventing dental problems, you can help keep the rest of your body in good condition.
If that isn’t convincing enough, don’t forget that many medical conditions can actually be linked to gum disease. These conditions can include heart disease and lung or respiratory infections.
Taking care of your teeth is so much more than a bright white smile and fresh breath.
What can happen if I fail to prioritize oral health and hygiene?
As the orthodontist and clinical associate professor at the New York University College of Dentistry, Edmund Khoo, cautions, “Prevention is always better than a cure.”
Prioritizing preventative dental care can save you both financially and physically.
It is crucial to help prevent future damage and health concerns. And, it is important to remember that when it comes to oral health, once you feel the pain, the problem is already well established.
This is why preventative dental care is both smart and cost-effective over the long term.
Failing to prioritize proper dental care can result in…
- Tooth decay
- Tooth loss
- Bone loss
- Oral cancer
- Other health complications
What ways can I practice proper dental care?
- Practice good oral hygiene including brushing at least twice a day, flossing daily, and finishing up with mouthwash.
- Avoid foods that are high in sugar, but if you do have some just make sure to brush soon after.
- Most importantly, commit to your regular dental checkups and cleanings.
On that note, grab your calendar and schedule your next cleaning with Crown Dental today! We look forward to seeing your smiling faces in 2023. 🙂