How Important Dental Hygiene Is and How to Maintain It

How Important Dental Hygiene Is and How to Maintain It

Posted by DR. GURI S. DHALIWAL on Oct 22 2021, 04:33 AM

How Important Dental Hygiene Is and How to Maintain It

We all know that the mouth is the doorway to your overall health. So, it becomes essential to maintain dental hygiene. It is a practice that everyone should follow to keep their teeth free from decay or any other mouth conditions.

Importance of Dental Hygiene

Maintaining good oral hygiene is important  because:

  • Protects Your Overall Health

As we said, maintaining proper oral hygiene protects your overall health and well-being. Since the mouth is considered a crucial part of overall health, accumulating bacteria can be very harmful and infectious for the overall body. For instance, a patient suffering from periodontal disease tends to be at a greater risk of heart disease or diabetes. When you have proper dental hygiene, you protect the mouth and the body from the risk of such diseases.

  • Prevents Tooth Loss

One of the main reasons for tooth loss is poor dental hygiene. Accumulation of plaque on and between the teeth causes severe tooth decay or gum infection that ultimately leads to losing a tooth. However, if you brush and floss regularly, you prevent plaque from accumulating, thereby reducing the chances of tooth loss. Also, getting your routine dental checkups done prevents other dental conditions.

  • Improves Your Smile

For a healthy and stainless smile, you have to practice good oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing your teeth regularly keeps them plaque-free, preventing discoloration and providing a beautiful and white pearly smile.

  • Detects Oral Diseases at Earlier Stages

To maintain proper oral hygiene, you also need to visit your dentist for a routine dental checkup. Getting a routine dental checkup enables your dentist to detect early symptoms of any dental problems. This way, you can get the dental diseases treated immediately.

How to Maintain Dental Hygiene

You can maintain your dental hygiene by following these tips:

  • Limit the intake of sugary foods and eat healthy foods.
  • Do not use tobacco products.
  • Rinse your mouth properly after having your meal.
  • Brush your teeth two times a day to prevent bacteria buildup.
  • Protect your teeth from injury with mouthguards while playing sports.
  • If you grind your teeth while sleeping, it is advisable to use a nightguard.
  • Schedule regular dental care treatment for you and your family.
  • Get your routine dental checkup done twice a year.

Oral hygiene is very important, and we should all work together to maintain it and keep our teeth and bodies healthy.

San Ramon Smiles Guri S. Dhaliwal, D.M.D Cosmetic, Family & Implant Dentistry offers comprehensive dental care services at San Ramon, CA. For more details and appointments, call us at  (925) 2449770, book online, or visit us at 18080 San Ramon Valley BLVD. Suite 108, San Ramon, CA 94583.

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