Achieve Optimal Oral Health for Life
Failure to maintain good overall hygiene can have negative effects. The mouth is considered the gateway to the body, how clean we keep it defines our appearance. More importantly, it determines our overall health. Oral cancer alone is said to affect twice as many men than women. Which is why the importance of achieving optimal oral health is key to a healthy life.
Proper dental protocol consists of:
- Flossing once every 24 hours.
- Brushing your bridgework two times a day for an estimated two minutes.
- Not eating or drinking anything for 30 minutes after using mouthwash.
- Know what substances cause most harm to your teeth and gums. Not really. Look out for citric acid, fluoride, phosphoric acid, propylene glycol, saccharin, and tobacco—each can attribute to a number of oral problems like cavities, cold sores, gum disease, tooth erosion, and of course a bad case of halitosis.
The long-term impacts of a germ-filled mouth can create bigger problems. This includes diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, infertility problems, obesity, respiratory issues, and even an increased risk of dementia.
As you can see, scheduling the dentist visit every six months is really important! Whether you live in Haymarket VA, Bristow VA, Warrenton VA or surrounding areas, contact Gainesville Dental Associates today to ensure your optimal oral health for life!