Everyone knows that proper dental hygiene both at home and from your dentist is essential for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. The care you take of your teeth can help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and even cosmetic issues such as surface staining. However, what is not as well known is that the care you take of your teeth may have a direct impact on your physical health as well. Keep reading or call (781) 396-8558 if it’s time for your next dentist appointment.
There is significant evidence linking oral health issues, such as tooth infections and gum disease, to systemic issues including poor dental hygiene:
With this knowledge, maintaining dental hygiene through your home routine and general dentistry visits to our Woburn office become all the more important. We will be happy to discuss the mouth/body connection with you in detail and answer your specific questions during your regularly scheduled visits.
Maintaining Your Smile
With dental hygiene Woburn patients should recognize that keeping their teeth, gums, and body healthy starts at home. Your daily routine cleanings should consist of:
Your at-home routine is the first line of defense against oral health issues, but must be accompanied by regular visits to our office for thorough examinations. The frequency of your office visits will be based on your particular needs. Every six months is standard, but our dentists may recommend you come in more or less frequently on a case-by-case basis.
During these visits we will examine your teeth, gums, and jaw. We also routinely provide oral cancer screenings. Most oral health issues can easily be treated when caught early on. It is when they are left undetected that they can cause serious oral and systemic health issues.
Your regular dental hygiene allow us to professionally clean and polish your teeth. This enables us to remove plaque and tartar that may be difficult to remove at home, and to remove surface stains that can detract from the beauty of your smile. These visits can also be used to discuss other services you are interested in and help you determine what treatment options will best improve your smile.
Dr. Ryan Clancy and every member of our team are here to help guide you to your healthiest, most confident smile. Take the first step by scheduling a full assessment of your concerns, and begin designing your ideal smile and personalized treatment plan.