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A Healthy Mouth Is More Important Than You May Realize

A Healthy Mouth Is More Important Than You May Realize

Do you feel that your oral health is lacking? Upon reflection, are you realizing that it has been some time since your last visit to our office? We know that life is busy and it can be easy to forget to schedule your hygiene examination or recommended treatment. Before you know it, the holidays will be here and we will be ringing in the start of 2022. Now is the perfect time to evaluate your oral hygiene routine and schedule any appointments that are needed before the new year. Not taking proper care of your oral health can lead to an increase in dental emergencies as well as adding to the risk of experiencing other dental caused medical issues. Read on to learn more about keeping your oral health a priority.

Importance of Oral Hygiene

Maintaining proper oral hygiene is not only beneficial to your oral health, but your overall health as well. Not all patients realize that it is recommended to brush your teeth for two minutes twice daily. The next time you brush your teeth, set a timer for two minutes to see how long it truly is. When using this simple tip, many patients realize that they are not brushing for a long enough time. You should be sure to not only brush every tooth, but floss daily as well. Flossing helps to remove lingering food and bacteria that remains after brushing. A hygiene routine that is lacking is opening your oral health to issues such as decay and gum disease. Over time, these issues can lead to other problems with your overall health such as heart disease and diabetes.

Delaying dental treatment can also lead to major issues with your oral health. Unlike other medical conditions, dental decay does not heal on its own. Decay gets progressively worse, increasing the possibility of experiencing an emergency and additional treatments. Continuously delaying treatment can lead to tooth loss and the need for a tooth replacement.

If you are in need of a hygiene examination or are ready to schedule a recommended treatment, don’t hesitate to call our office located in Baldwinsville, NY to schedule your appointment. We want to help get your oral health on track before the start of the holiday season.