Oral hygiene is of utmost importance and should, by all means, be an everyday priority. Failing to brush your teeth regularly and consistently can be detrimental and lead to oral issues such as gingivitis, tooth decay, and halitosis. There are great benefits to be reaped from simple habits such as regular brushing and flossing. Regular visits to your dentist are also equally important.
Clifford C. Compton III DDS, PA takes pride in specializing in dentistry in Concord, NC. Our clinic is committed to providing patients with quality and diverse dental services. With a team of experienced professionals headed by Dr. Clifford, we are your go-to for any dental issue.
Saves You Money
Dental procedures can be quite expensive, and poor oral hygiene makes visits to your dental health care provider more frequent. Regular, everyday brushing limits your visits to dental facilities for only family dentistry services such as tooth extraction and cleaning while keeping your teeth in peak condition.
While accidents certainly necessitate emergency dentistry (which often does not come cheap), brushing your teeth is the bare minimum way to avoid incurring additional dental costs.
Boosts Cognitive Function
Brushing your teeth is rarely associated with enhanced mental function. However, with researchers establishing a correlation between oral issues such as gum disease and suppressed cognitive ability, it is clear that dental hygiene is paramount. Fun tip: use your non-dominant hand when brushing your dentures or dental implants as a form of “brain exercise”, which can help fight against dementia.
Reduces Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis
When you constantly neglect your oral hygiene, there is a high chance of developing rheumatoid arthritis. Oral bacteria travel throughout your body and cause inflammation in joints, including jaw joints. TMD / TMJ treatments come in handy in resolving jaw issues. However, practicing good hygiene is the best preventative measure.
Prevents Respiratory Illnesses
Oral bacteria could potentially end up in your respiratory tract, which poses a huge risk of getting acute respiratory diseases such as pneumonia. Sleep apnea also causes bacterial buildup in your mouth, leading to serious illnesses due to interference in normal breathing patterns when sleeping.
Using dental appliances prescribed to you and brushing thoroughly keep respiratory issues at bay.
Cleaning your teeth is not simply about a pretty smile and glowing white teeth. Call us today and let our team take care of your overall dental health.