Proper oral hygiene has tremendous dental and general health benefits. Visiting a dental hygienist on a regular basis confers the following health advantages.
Gum disease called periodontitis can dramatically affect your general health. If left unchecked, it can ultimately cause you to loose your teeth. Proper oral hygiene can prevent this from happening.
Oral Cancer Detection
Oral cancer is a terrible and often fatal disease. However, it is easily detected if the dentist or dental hygienist looks for it. If found early, the treatment success can be great.
Prevention Of Major Dental Problems
Having a regular exam and cleaning, is the best way to prevent bigger problems. Often times we can detect dental decay early and treat it as a small issue. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and if caught early, dental problems are easily treated saving a huge expense later.
General Health Benefits Of Good Dental Hygiene
In recent years we have discovered that the inflammation caused by gum disease affects the entire body. The human body suffers if there is inflammation anywhere in it. The inflammatory chemicals that the body produces can affect a host of other systems. There is a connection between gum disease and miscarriage, heart attack and erectile dysfunction. No doubt other diseases are affected by dental disease.
Bad breath is caused by bacteria emitting volatile sulfur compounds. These are the same or similar bacteria that are involved in causing decay and gum disease. By visiting your hygienist and have a dental cleaning on a regular basis, you can help prevent bad breath.
Brighter And Whiter Teeth
Finally by taking care of your teeth and having a professional cleaning done on a regular basis your teeth will remain cleaner, prettier and whiter.