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The Benefits of Dental Hygiene

Practicing good oral hygiene not only ensures that you’ll have healthier teeth and gums, but you’ll also feel more confident as you go about your daily routine knowing that you have a perfect smile. When you meet people along the way, your ability to interact with them will not be hampered by reservations about how your smile looks; you’ll face them with confidence knowing that practicing regular hygiene, including regular visits to the family dentist, has really paid off.

A good oral hygiene regimen involves brushing your teeth on a daily basis, cleaning of the tongue and gums, and visiting the family dentist at least once a year. A thorough mouth cleansing everyday helps remove harmful bacteria that can lead to bleeding gums, tooth decay, and oral infections. In addition, a proper oral hygiene regimen could be the first line of defense against infections, especially if you suffer from a chronic disease like diabetes or heart disease.

It is a good idea to instill good oral hygiene habits in kids at an early age so that it’ll become a habit that they’ll carry with them into adulthood. Even though they may not want to, encourage them to brush every day. In the beginning, give them a soft-bristle brush. This prevents gum damage that can occur from using a brush with too-stiff bristles, and by untrained hands. Explain to them the importance of using fluoride tooth pastes and cavity prevention. In addition, start them off with a tooth paste designed for kids; one that the family dentist recommends.

Some dentists, like Westland Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, provide services for the entire family. Westland Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is a full service provider who specializes in all facets of oral health; from crowns to dentures, and from oral surgery to children’s oral health care. Westland Family & Cosmetic Dentistry can even provide you with dental implants to give you back the confident smile that you may have lost because of some past oral disease.

Establishing a comprehensive oral hygiene regimen, including brushing, flossing, and regular visits to the dentist, and sticking to it is the best way to ensure good oral health.