Making Regular Oral Care a Habit Can Head Off Major Problems

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When it comes to oral hygiene, the best rule is to start them young. Inculcating the habits of oral care and teaching your kids how to use oral hygiene products correctly gets them off to a good start. Basic oral health care like flossing, brushing and tongue cleaning doesn’t hurt adults either, and they can sometimes need reminding. These simple actions make all the difference, making multiple visits to the dentist unnecessary. That’s an idea your kids are sure to love.

The condition of your teeth and gums can affect your overall health and well being. Even though most people are aware of that, it’s easy to neglect basic dental hygiene Continue reading

Three Keys to Excellent Oral Health

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In the United States, having a healthy smile means everything. Not only do 99% of adults believe that a healthy smile is socially important, but a healthy smile is also indicative of positive overall health. For example, poor oral hygiene and periodontal disease are linked to a number of chronic conditions and diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, and dementia. Additionally, having poor oral health can cost you in many ways. For example, cavities can lead to expensive oral surgery and the need for painful and costly procedures.
While part of having excellent oral health is certainly genetic, as many are predisposed to cavities and periodontal disease, it isn’t entirely difficult to have Continue reading