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Take Care of Your Health with Good Dental Hygiene

dental hygieneOne of the best ways to take care of yourself is to pay careful attention to your dental hygiene habits. Brushing and flossing regularly will help keep bad breath at bay and keep your smile beautiful. Attentive oral care will also ensure that hidden bacteria in and around your gums is preventing the build up of plaque and gingivitis on your teeth-thwarting the growth of cavities.

 Why good dental hygiene is good for the whole body:

Caring for your teeth and gums causes a natural trickle-down effect in your body. If your dental hygiene is neglected for too long, your chances for periodontal disease in your gums increases and could eventually lead to sickness and other ailments. Study’s have shown a strong correlation between oral health and the body’s over-all health, linking an increase in potential heart disease, diabetes, premature birth in pregnant women as well as a decreased ability to fight infections-to name a few. Part of taking care of your teeth is getting regular check-ups at your local All Smiles Family Dentist.

Not sure if you are doing the right things to take care of you teeth and gums?

Check this List:

  • Brush Teeth with floride toothpaste at least twice a day
  • Floss regularly to avoid plaque and food build up
  • Maintain a healthy diet and aavoid acidic and sugary foods
  • Avoid tobacco products
  • See your dentist every 6 months

Since it’s a new year, it is a good time to come in for your check up on your oral health. If you haven’t been to the dentist in awhile, don’t hesitate, make an appointment today at one of our All Smiles Dentistry locations in Port St Lucie, Stuart and Fort Pierce.