Dental Hygiene

The importance of proper dental hygiene goes beyond a healthy smile. New research shows that the health of your mouth mirrors the overall health of your body. For example, according to the Academy of General Dentistry, there is a relationship between periodontal (gum) disease and health complications such as stroke, diabetes, and heart disease.

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Other research shows that more than 90 percent of all systemic diseases (diseases involving many organs or the whole body) have oral manifestation such as swollen gums, mouth ulcers, and dry mouth. In addition, more and more people are suffering from digestion problems, which begin with physical and chemical processes in the mouth. Problems in this area can lead to intestinal failure, irritable bowel syndrome, and other digestive disorders.

Regular teeth cleanings with Dentistry by Angela Britt may result in early diagnosis of health problems such as Leukemia, oral cancer, pancreatic cancer, and heart and kidney disease in its early stages.

In addition, you should also practice good oral hygiene at home. Here are a few simple tips to maintaining a beautiful and healthy smile:

  • Develop the simple routine of brushing your teeth at least twice daily with fluoride toothpaste.
  • Equally important to teeth brushing is flossing. Be sure to floss daily to remove plaque build-up in places your toothbrush can’t reach.
  • Make healthy dietary choices to provide your body the essential nutrients necessary to prevent gum disease.
  • Avoid smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco which contributes to gum disease and oral cancer.
  • Exercise preventative dental care and regular teeth cleanings.

Follow these simple at-home oral health care tips and schedule your next professional teeth cleaning with Dentistry by Angela Britt and you’ll be well on your way down the path to oral health rejuvenation.

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