Your oral health is not only your life but your overall well-being. If you have no one to share your personal data with, then you are missing out on a lot of things that can improve your health. More people die yearly due to poor dental care than AIDS and breast cancer combined together every year in the United States alone. 

Dental care keeps track of your vitals which includes the heart rate, the temperature of your body, blood pressure, etcetera. The importance of dental checks always goes understated because everyone knows about general medical check-ups at their local clinic down the street. 

Here we are listing some benefits of dental care that you cannot skip.

Standard benefits:

  • Your teeth will be clean and healthy.
  • You’ll have a beautiful smile. 

Emotional benefits:

  • Improve your confidence when speaking. 
  • Feel more confident in social settings.
  • You’ll be happier when your mouth is healthy.

Scientific benefits:

  • Prevent certain conditions that lead to heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma and more! 
  • Keep your teeth for longer than you expected.

And so much more!

Here are some tips on how to maintain proper dental care: 

Floss at least once per day -The easiest way to prevent cavities is by flossing! Make sure you always brush twice a day -Most people know they need to brush their teeth in the morning and before bed, but brushing after meals can help eliminate food particles between teeth while minimizing plaque build-up. Don’t forget about visiting the dentist regularly -Schedule an appointment for cleaning and check-up at least twice per year. Don’t forget to schedule appointments in between cleanings for cavities, crowns, root canals, x-rays and more!

While brushing your teeth is essential, make sure you’re doing it the right way: 

Clean your toothbrush every 1-2 weeks -Dirty toothbrushes are home to bacteria that cause diseases, including gingivitis. Also, be sure to replace your brush after an illness or if the bristles begin fraying. Rinse away excess toothpaste -Rinsing away excess toothpaste will keep it from building up around the mouth, making daily care even more important than before. If you use mouthwash, do so just once a day -Using mouthwash more than once a day can actually cause your teeth to become even more sensitive.

Following these easy tips will help reduce cavities, gum disease, build-up and avoid unnecessary visits to the dentist!    

Why it is essential: 

Keeping up with oral care helps keep your family healthy for longer. Nowadays people are living longer than ever, so why not make sure you’re able to enjoy every new year? Taking good care of your teeth also helps improve their appearance over time -wouldn’t you rather show off that beautiful smile? There are numerous studies that prove how taking good care of your teeth also improves self-confidence, which is crucial in today’s society. Dentists can give you tips on what foods cause bacteria to build up and how to avoid those foods as well.

What is the difference between tooth decay and tooth cavities? 

Tooth decay (also known as dental caries) is a breakdown of the tissue (enamel, dentin, or cementum) that forms the teeth. This breakdown exposes the sensitive inner pulp of the tooth, which may cause pain with eating hot/cold/sweet items. Cavities are small holes or depressions in your teeth caused by tooth decay. Cavities can be filled at home with different fillings, including silver amalgam, gold alloy, composite resin, ceramic inlays and onlays, porcelain veneers. Dental insurance covers most dental procedures, but you should keep in mind that with proper care and maintenance, you only need to visit a dentist twice a year (for cleaning and check-ups). If your teeth develop cavities, the damage could be permanent. This is why it’s important to prevent cavities from ever happening to begin with!