The benefits of good oral hygiene go beyond fresh breath. Good oral hygiene is the number one way to prevent gum disease, a condition affecting nearly half of American adults according to a study by the American Academy of Periodontology.
Some other benefits of good oral hygiene are reduced chances of tooth decay, the ability to save your teeth, fresher breath, reduced chance of extensive treatment, better gum health, lowered risk of cancer, lower risk of stroke, lower risk of Type 2 Diabetes, lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Overall, good oral care results in a healthier mouth and a healthier body!
The basis of good oral hygiene starts with good home care. The American Dental Association recommends: brushing teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing at least once a day, drinking water between meals, and of course, seeing your dentist on a regular basis.