A fundamental element of your overall health is maintaining good oral hygiene. Research shows how regular flossing and brushing can have a positive effect on your overall health and well-being. Moreover, your oral health can provide clues to a variety of health problems, including disease. Like most areas on and in the body, your mouth is full of bacteria, but most of the bacteria are harmless. The body provides a natural defense against harmful bacteria, but practicing good oral health care is vital to fight against disease, prevent cavities and more. Daily flossing and brushing can help keep the harmful bacteria at bay, but most importantly, your overall oral health depends on professional cleanings and checkups.
The team at Park Slope Dental Arts offers information to patients on how to properly care for their teeth and gums. Practicing good oral health care is the first step to prevent future tooth decay and gum disease. This is especially important for children, as they are learning how to care for their teeth and gums while they grow. To ensure you and your family are benefiting from routine brushing and flossing, scheduling a visit with the dentist at least twice a year for general dental care is recommended. By doing so, you can be certain that your family's oral health is fully protected. Additionally, having a professional exam can help catch any issues or problems before they become painful, or worse, an emergency.