Good oral hygiene is about much more than enjoying a bright, white smile. Maintaining your oral health will also prevent major dental concerns and helps to avoid other overall health issues.
Promoting great oral hygiene begins with proper tooth brushing and flossing. These are two important daily steps to keep your mouth clean and reduce the chances of tooth decay. Brushing your teeth at least twice and flossing at least once a day, you will remove bacteria that may cause larger dental concerns. Gingivitis, or gum disease, may result without daily cleaning. Your Frisco family dentist at Millennium Smiles will be able to assist you in learning how to effectively brush and floss at home.
Visiting Millennium Smiles at least twice a year for routine preventive dental care is also important for maintaining good oral health. When you visit regularly, we can monitor your dental health and treat developing problems early- before permanent damage occurs!
Preventing cavities, gum disease and even tooth loss are widely known benefits of visiting the dentist regularly. Additionally, routine dentist visits will boost your overall health. Taking care of your teeth is about more than just a healthy smile- scientific research has found many links between oral health and overall health.
There is a connection between your oral health and cardiovascular conditions. Poor oral health will increase your likelihood of developing gum disease, which can be linked to developing heart disease due to higher levels of bacteria in the mouth and body. Poor oral hygiene is also connected increased risk of heart conditions that include strokes and heart attacks. Advanced gum disease can also increase the severity of systemic disease such as diabetes, making it more difficult to manage.
At Millennium Smiles, we are dedicated to helping you enjoy a healthy smile- and your best quality of life! If you have been away from the dentist or are looking for a new Frisco or Little Elm area family dentist, we are accepting new patients.