Why Is Good Oral Health Important?

Why Is Good Oral Health Important?

Posted by Robert A Saunders & Brittany C Krog on Jan 2 2023, 09:42 PM

Good oral health is not only important for having a healthy smile but is also important for your overall health. Having good oral health reduces your risk of getting other serious health problems.

Why Is Good Oral Health Important?

Your teeth are vitally important parts of your body, as they’re responsible for helping you eat and speak properly. That’s why maintaining proper oral hygiene is so important. If you don’t maintain your teeth by brushing, flossing, and regularly rinsing with mouthwash, your teeth and gums may become prone to infections or disease. Bacteria in the mouth can cause cavities, gum disease, and bad breath, which can lead to poor self-esteem and embarrassment for some patients. Maintaining a healthy mouth is important not only for your health but for your overall well-being as well.

Unfortunately, people don’t often consider their oral health to be as important as their physical health. After all, your teeth don’t play such an active role in your everyday life. So why should you give much thought to them if you don’t feel pain from them? Your teeth are extremely important to your overall health, and here are a few reasons why.

  • First, poor oral hygiene can lead to cavities and tooth decay. These complications can make life uncomfortable because the tooth can be very sensitive. Severe cases of decay can even require the tooth to be removed entirely! You should do your best to keep your mouth healthy in order to avoid these issues.
  • Second, bad breath can be caused by bad hygiene habits such as not brushing regularly or flossing. Bad breath is embarrassing, and it can make you feel self-conscious about talking around others. That’s why it’s so important to practice good oral hygiene. It’s never too late to start – so start today!
  • Finally, gum disease can also impact your oral health. Gum disease is a common issue in the United States; in fact, it’s estimated that more than half of all American adults have a form of it at this very moment! Gum disease can cause bleeding gums and even tooth loss. Furthermore, it can also lead to serious health problems, such as an increased risk of heart disease.

As you can see, your teeth and gums are incredibly important to your overall well-being. It is important to practice good oral hygiene on a daily basis to ensure that your oral health stays in tip-top shape. Talk to your dentist to learn more ways you can improve your oral care routine at home!

How To Maintain Good Oral Health?

  • Brushing And Flossing

Proper brushing and flossing can help prevent gum disease, tooth decay, and other oral problems that can lead to tooth loss. Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes at a time with a soft-bristled toothbrush. You should also floss daily to remove food particles from between your teeth. 

  • Schedule Regular Dental Checkups

Regular checkups will ensure that your teeth are clean and healthy, so you won’t need to have restorative treatments in the future. During your examination, your dentist will examine your teeth and ensure that your gums are healthy. They will also examine your mouth for any indications of oral cancer or other diseases that may require treatment. When you go in for a cleaning, a dentist will thoroughly clean your teeth to remove any plaque that has built up on them. 

  • Have A Balanced Diet

Your diet can have a big impact on your oral health. While foods that are good for your body are generally good for your mouth, some are bad. You should try and avoid eating a lot of sugary foods and drinks as they can cause decay. In particular, try to avoid carbonated drinks and candies that stick to the teeth. If you do drink soda or juice, make sure to rinse your mouth with water afterward. Also, be sure to limit your intake of acidic drinks like coffee, wine, fruit juices, and sports beverages that contain citric acid. Acidic substances can lead to enamel erosion and tooth decay.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert Saunders, DDS & Dr. Brittany Krog, DDS, to learn more about maintaining good oral health. Visit us at 2834 S University Dr, Fargo, ND 58103. Contact us at (701) 293-9886 or visit our website to book an appointment. 

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