When most people think of oral hygiene they think of brushing and flossing. The focus on keeping a healthy smile, preventing dental caries and gum disease can be secondary to bright smiles and keeping breath fresh and minty. Proper oral hygiene is about more than clean teeth and fresh breath; it is one of the best ways to help maintain good overall health.
Oral hygiene is something that is very important for us all to maintain. A properly cleaned mouth will do wonders for anybody, no matter what your age may be. Dr Maria focuses on teaching her patients proper care and techniques to try and insure that their time between trips to the dentist provide the best care for teeth and gums. There can be many health issues that come with pushing oral hygiene to the wayside. Not maintaining a daily schedule of proper oral hygiene can lead to a build-up of plaque and tartar in the teeth and gums. The risks that come with this neglect include swollen gums, mouth ulcers, dry mouth, and excessive gum problems that could potentially lead to oral and facial pain, heart problems, or even serious diseases such as diabetes or leukemia. Whether a child or adult, one keeping their mouth clean is vital to living a happy and healthy life.