Dental Tips Blog

Oct
17

5 Reasons Your Oral Hygiene Matters

Posted in Gum Disease

Brushing your teeth will almost never be the most important thing you’ll do in any given day. But your oral hygiene is still important!

Here are five reasons why you’ll want to make sure you never miss a day of brushing and flossing.

  1. Your Oral Hygiene Affects Your Breath

The main germs responsible for bad breath grow on your teeth and tongue. If you brush those every day, then you’re more likely to have sweet breath that won’t push your friends away.

  1. Your Oral Hygiene Has an Impact on Your Social Life

A reputation for neglecting your oral hygiene can precede you and make meeting new friends a challenge. You can may even have difficulty getting a job. Good grooming is key to being taken seriously.

  1. Your Oral Hygiene Can Keep You Looking Young

Losing your teeth can make you look old long before your time. On the other hand, if you take good care of your teeth and gums they’ll stay with you for life.

  1. How You Care for Your Oral Health Affects Your Overall Health

Did you know that cavities can lead to life-threatening brain infections? How about the fact that having gum disease increases your risk for stroke and heart disease?

Good oral hygiene now can prevent periodontal disease as well as other diseases that can have a major impact on your overall health.

  1. Good Oral Hygiene Prevents Bigger Problems Than Cavities

Poor oral hygiene will lead to complications such as abscesses, infections, loose and missing teeth, difficulty eating normal foods, and chronic pain.

Spare yourself all of this unnecessary discomfort and risks by asking your dentist for tips on improving your oral hygiene.

Posted on behalf of:
Bayshore Dental Center
810 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd #2900
Seffner, FL 33584
(813) 330-2006

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