Putney Dental Office explains the importance of oral hygiene

Keeping your teeth and gums clean is not just about having a whiter smile. Having good oral hygiene can help you with your entire wellness. Part of our mission at our Putney dental office is educating our patients about the importance of oral hygiene and how developing good dental habits can keep you healthy.

Oral hygiene is about both your smile and your body. Take, for instance, gum disease. Gum disease can develop as a result of poor oral hygiene. Lack of brushing and flossing leads to a build-up of bacteria in the mouth and plaque on the teeth. This process is what commonly causes cavities. When left untreated, the bacteria can continue to attack the tissue of the gums and the bone. This can cause a whole host of problems that can eventually lead to the loss of your natural teeth.

There have been numerous reports and studies done that found that bacteria in the mouth during gum disease can also be found in other areas of the body. The bacteria travel through the bloodstream and can end up in other organs such as the heart. This means that gum disease can increase your risk of inflammation and other conditions such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

Practicing a consistent oral hygiene routine is essential to maintaining healthy teeth and gums, as well as a beautiful smile. We want to minimize the potential for tooth loss. It not only impacts the smile, but can affect daily functions like biting, chewing, and speaking. Gaps created by lost teeth also leave room for remaining teeth to shift out of place.

A lack of proper dental health regimen can result in the decline in oral and overall health. It is very important for patients to understand the importance of regular brushing and flossing. In addition, maintaining regular dental check-ups can ensure that your teeth receive a thorough professional cleaning and allow us to identify any potential problems early. By making your dental hygiene a priority, you are helping to maintain your body's health too. If you'd like to schedule a check-up, call us today at 0208 780 2226.
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