importance of oral hygiene

If you think brushing your teeth is something that you can skip, or you think brushing just once a day is effective, failing to maintain your oral health can have more negative effects than you may think. There have been many links found between oral health and overall physical health, and poor dental hygiene has been correlated with heart disease, cardiovascular problems, and low birth weight in newborns.

The word “hole” and the word “cavity” mean the same thing. When food is left on the teeth for too long, the tooth decay process is started. These tooth “holes” are caused by acid found in the plaque. What can you do to prevent this from happening?

Brush your teeth in the morning and at night. Don’t forget to floss. And if you find yourself with a cavity, don’t worry, one of our dentists can fix it and help you with tips and techniques for better oral health.

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