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Maintain Great Oral Health With Vienna Family Dentistry

Oral health refers to the health of the mouth, teeth, and gums. It plays a huge role in our overall well-being. It affects how we chew, swallow, speak, and show emotions. Good oral health is more than just being cavity-free. Good oral health is a mouth without infection or disease. It involves the proper alignment of teeth for biting and chewing without difficulty or pain. It’s the reason for a great, confident smile.

Because oral health affects the entire body, it’s important to take care of problems that begin in the mouth. If left untreated, small issues become larger problems that eventually become painful and costly. Gingivitis can develop into periodontitis, which can lead to tooth loss and a more expensive treatment. Taking control of your oral health today will lead to a healthier way of living tomorrow. Our dental health professionals are ready to help. Schedule an appointment today!

Staying Healthy

Good oral hygiene is critical to staying healthy. Preventing bacteria from growing in the mouth can be accomplished with good oral hygiene habits. Although some oral health diseases are influenced by genetics, environmental factors also play a contributing role in the progression of oral health conditions. Here’s what you can do to keep your natural teeth and improve your oral health:

  • Brush your teeth after every meal with a fluoride toothpaste (2-3 times a day).

  • Floss daily in between teeth to remove plaque.

  • Get regular dental checkups and professional cleanings.

  • Replace your toothbrush regularly (every 3-4 months).

  • Limit your sugar intake.

  • Eat a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables.

  • Limit alcoholic beverages.

  • Avoid using tobacco.

Dentist Can Help

Seeing a dentist when problems arise is a good idea, but waiting for something to happen may prove more costly in the long run. Dentists offer preventive services (exams, x-rays, cleanings) for improving oral health and can answer questions about the connection between oral health and overall health.

Benefits of regular dental visits include early detection of gum disease and oral cancer, lowering the risk of heart disease, preventing diabetes, detecting lymphatic system abnormalities, avoiding dentures, and improving self-esteem. Preventive services can save you money with overall health costs and possibly save your life.

Call us at Vienna Family Dentistry & Implant Center to take advantage of all the great benefits our dentists can provide.