Why Is Dental Hygiene Important?

Good dental hygiene is developed by making regular appointments at your New Jersey dentist every six months and keeping a consistent routine of tooth brushing and flossing. You can help prevent health problems, keep your teeth sparkling white, and have stress-free visits to your dentist when you have good dental hygiene. 

Prevents Oral Health Problems

Having good dental hygiene can prevent cavities, bad breath, gum disease, teeth staining, and more. Getting into a routine of brushing and flossing will remove plaque and tartar, lessen decay and stimulate your gums to prevent gum disease. 

Improves Your Appearance 

Good dental hygiene also improves your appearance and boosts your confidence. Your teeth won’t suffer from discoloration or decay, which can cause a less attractive smile. In addition, missing teeth can make activities like eating and talking difficult and can eventually lead to facial collapse. Having a healthy oral care routine can keep your smile bright!

Oral Health Affects Your Overall Health

Your oral health can also affect your overall health. If you develop an infection in your mouth that goes untreated, it can spread to other parts of your body and cause additional health concerns including respiratory problems, stroke, and coronary artery disease to name a few. 

No Stress Dental Visits

When you keep up with your dental hygiene, a visit to the dentist is no longer a source of anxiety. Since your routine dentist appointments are only six months apart, and you’ve been following a routine of brushing and flossing,  it’ll be easy to walk in the door confidently. You can be comfortable knowing that this is just a check-up, and if any problems are found in the early stages, they will be much more manageable to fix. 

Make An Appointment Today at Century Dental or Seaview Dental!

If you’re ready to take charge of your oral health, contact one of our two convenient locations today for a comprehensive exam and teeth cleaning.