The New Year is a great time to reflect on the previous year and to perhaps think about ways to improve certain things as we enter a new decade. It is a popular time for people to think about overhauling their health or fitness regime, or perhaps their diet, incorporating newer and healthier habits into everyday life. But what about doing the same for your dental health? Most of us don’t think too much about dental health, let alone ways to improve it potentially, but there are some significant advantages in considering oral health in Oshawa a bit more seriously.
Why Improve Your Oral Health?
One very important reason for improving oral health is the potential benefit to overall health. Far from being a separate part of your body, the health of your mouth greatly influences general health and it is a ‘gateway’ to your body. When your mouth is unhealthy, it increases the risk of general health problems, some of which can be extremely serious including heart disease, respiratory problems, dementia and rheumatoid arthritis.
Another important reason for improving your oral health is that you will enjoy having a mouth that looks and feels clean and cared for properly. Good oral health ensures your teeth always look their best and gives you the confidence of smiling and talking freely with others. What’s more, maintaining good oral health in Whitby is more cost-effective and it could save you time in the dental chair too.
Routine Dental Visits
Some people will only visit their dentist occasionally when they feel something is wrong with a tooth, believing this is the only form of dental care they need. However, routine dental visits allow your dentist in Ajax to identify potentially unhealthy areas in your mouth, detecting diseases like tooth decay or gum disease. Usually, at this stage, treatment is straightforward and helps to protect and preserve your teeth and gums. Without treatment, these conditions can cause pain, tooth loss and may lead to lengthy dental appointments requiring time off work or school.
When you come and visit us here at Margolian Dentistry, we can devise a custom preventative care plan designed to meet your oral care needs and allowing you to maintain optimal dental health more easily. Also, we can answer any questions or concerns you may have about your oral health.
Professional Dental Cleanings
Having your teeth cleaned professionally is also important, and the ideal time to book your dental hygiene appointment in Ajax is at the same time as your checkup. It’s a service that removes plaque and tartar from teeth and gums, helping to prevent gum disease. It’s extremely important to prevent gum disease as this common condition can cause tooth loss and the infection can affect overall health. A hygiene appointment is actually quite a nice treatment anyway as your teeth will feel clean and smooth afterwards, and you’ll have the confidence of knowing your breath is fresh. Another part of the hygienist’s job is to provide oral health education so they can talk to you about your oral care routine and, if needed, can suggest ways to improve it. For example, while cleaning your teeth, the hygienist can identify areas you may be routinely missing and where tartar has built up. They can show you how to brush and floss thoroughly or can suggest other tools or toothpaste you can try.
It’s Never Too Late to Start Caring for Your Mouth
If it has been a while since you saw a dentist, it’s never too late to begin a more preventative approach to oral care. Our dental staff are kind, compassionate and caring and can help you gain an optimal level of oral health.