The importance of good dental hygiene can often be overlooked. Besides having a beautiful smile, fresh breath, and healthy gums, there are many other benefits you may not have thought of. Here are Peña Adobe Dental’s 5 Hidden Benefits of Having Great Dental Hygiene.
1. Bad Breath Buster
Bad breath can be a sign of a multitude of issues. Once resolved, you can have a clear conscience about the health of your mouth.
Dental studies show that about 85% of people with halitosis (aka chronic bad breath) have a dental related problem causing the issue. Having good oral hygiene will help bust your bad breath problem. Regular check-ups and cleanings are the best way to make sure that you are on track.
2. Confidence Booster
Having a great smile may open more doors for you, but it also helps keep you healthy once you get inside. Preventive dental work is essential for your health, and your teeth and gums will thank you for it over and over. Make the most of your smile. It’s the only one you have.
Smiling makes us more attractive to others, relieves stress, and releases endorphins and serotonin. Mark Stibich, a consultant at Columbia University, and contributor to a Guide to Longevity at about.com, writes an article that goes into the benefits of smiling more here.
3. Health Booster
Studies have have linked heart attacks and strokes to gum disease due to poor oral hygiene. According to the Harvard Medical School, oral bacteria could also harm blood vessels or cause blood clots by releasing toxins that resemble proteins found in artery walls or the bloodstream. The immune system’s response to these toxins could harm vessel walls or make blood clot more easily. It is also possible that inflammation in the mouth revs up inflammation throughout the body, including in the arteries, where it can lead to heart attack and stroke.
Other examples of health headaches According to The Oral Cancer Foundation, someone dies from oral cancer, every hour of every day in the United States alone. When you have your dental cleaning, your dentist is also screening you for oral cancer, which is highly curable if diagnosed early.
A dental cleaning every six months helps to keep your teeth and gums healthy and could possibly reduce your risk of heart disease and strokes.
4. Keep Your Teeth
This may seem like an obvious one. However, the leading cause of tooth loss in adults isn’t cavities or an issue having to do with the tooth itself. Gum disease is actually one of the main causes of tooth loss. Three things will help you keep your teeth for as long as you can: 1) Regular dental check-ups and cleanings at Peña Adobe Dental Care 2) Brushing at least twice a day and 3) Flossing. Having the ability to chew properly by having teeth leads to better health overall. Cosmetic dentistry and restorative dental work can add up, so it is best to prevent premature tooth loss by keeping your gums and teeth healthy. That way, you can keep your natural teeth for as long as possible. Keeping your teeth means better chewing function and ultimately, better health. If you are in need of cosmetic dentistry in Vacaville or restorative dental work, click here to learn more or call (707) 448-6456 to get some quick advice from our team.
5. Save Money!
Prevent expensive dental procedures. With regular bi-annual or quarterly visits, Dr. Takher and his amazing team will be able to detect any early signs of problems with your teeth or gums. Early detection of cavities, broken fillings and gum disease are easily treatable. If these problems go untreated, root canals, gum surgery and removal of teeth could become the only treatment options available.
Dental insurance plans usually pay for all or most of the cost of dental cleanings and check-ups every six months. Take advantage of this and save a lot of money in the long run by avoiding costly dental procedures that can result from poor oral hygiene. If you can’t afford insurance, get a discount dental plan for a few dollars a month, and you will pay a vastly reduced cost for the procedures. Even if the cleaning isn’t free, it’s cheap with a discount plan. It is more expensive later on if you don’t take care of these preventive items up front.
Voted #1 best dentist in Solano County in 2016-18, located in Vacaville. Dr. Amani Takher, DMD, and his amazing staff have been serving the community and residents of the City of Vacaville and its surrounding areas with the best care and services in the region. If you have any questions or dental care needs, we would love to hear from you!
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