WHY IS PREVENTION IMPORTANT?
Oral Health for Overall Health
Proper oral hygiene does not only prevent cavities and periodontal disease but also affects our overall health and well-being.
Proper oral hygiene are the things that should have been taught to us as children, and the habits that we should be passing down to our own. Brushing your teeth in the morning and the evening, flossing regularly, and avoiding sugary treats that help cause cavities are the building blocks on which a good smile and healthy oral hygiene are built upon.
Are there any other good oral hygiene practices?
Yes! Brushing, flossing and a well-balanced diet, along with regularly scheduled visits to your dentist/dental hygienist will ensure a life of healthy teeth and gums.
What is the benefit of having good oral health?
Having good oral health isn’t just about having a beautiful smile or fresh breath, we now know that healthy gums and teeth can have a significant effect on and be linked to other systemic diseases, such as:
diabetes, heart disease, risk of stroke, respiratory diseases, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease