At Town Center Dental Cedar Park, we care about your oral and dental health. Our goal is to give you the tools you will need in order to take care of your mouth properly. And, while we love getting to see you, the goal is to limit your visits to the dentist office to just routine maintenance appointments. The key to taking care of your teeth is establishing a regular teeth cleaning routine. Here’s why cleaning your teeth thoroughly is important.
Your teeth have a handy neighbor, better known as the gums. Taking care of your gums is a very important part of maintaining oral hygiene. Often forgotten about, the gums can become swollen and bleed when not cleaned properly. This can then lead to gum disease which can cause tooth loss. Just make sure that you are brushing your teeth and your gums, in order to prevent gum disease.
Nothing says “happy” like a bright and white smile. However, if you don’t have a good teeth cleaning routine in place, it doesn’t take long for your smile to begin to look dingy. Then, there are all of the other health concerns that come along as well, such as tooth decay and bad breath. So, if you are not brushing and flossing every day, you may be causing yourself some unintentional harms.
The sooner you notice something is up, the sooner you can get the help that you need. Dental issues don’t just affect the way that your mouth feels; they affect your entire body. For instance, if you develop a tooth infection, that infection can get into the bloodstream and affect other parts of the body. And, while most dental conditions are not a cause for serious concern, any medical issue left untreated can cause permanent damage.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding oral hygiene, you can always call us at Town Center Dental in Cedar Park. We would be happy to help you get on the right track to achieving a lifetime of healthy teeth.