Dental Hygiene and Teeth Cleaning
Wilson, Greenville, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, Raleigh & nearby areas
Everyone knows that proper dental hygiene is essential for maintaining a clean, healthy smile. What you may not know is that dental hygiene is directly linked to your overall health. Studies indicate that there is a connection between a healthy mouth and a healthy body. If left untreated, common oral problems like gum disease can lead to cardiovascular problems, heart disease, and complications with pregnancy.
Proper Dental Hygiene
A good dental hygiene routine begins at home. Using toothpaste with fluoride to brush your teeth at least twice a day is the first step. Taking time to floss daily is also an important part of your at-home routine. Brushing and flossing removes plaque from your teeth. When plaque is not removed, it can cause a host of problems including gingivitis and tooth decay, and result in invasive dental treatments such as fillings and root canals.
Plaque can also travel from your mouth into your bloodstream. A recent study at the University of Florida found oral plaque in patients with deep vein thrombosis and other arterial diseases, prompting them to call oral plaque a “ringleader” in artery-clogging plaque.
Similar studies have linked oral plaque to blood clots, making it a contributing factor to heart disease. Combating plaque build-up starts at home, but only a dentist can completely remove plaque and tarter from your teeth.
The Importance of Seeing a Dentist
Professional teeth cleanings remain the only way to keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible. The dentists at Ham, Dixon & Boles have over 35 years of experience in providing deep cleanings that can remove stubborn plaque and tarter from hard to reach areas. In addition to cleanings, your general visits to our office include thorough examinations of your teeth and jaw.
In these examinations, common dental problems can be identified and treated. Making sure you visit our office at least twice a year allows our dentists to detect and treat these issues before they become serious problems. You deserve a healthy, bright smile. The North Carolina dentists at Ham, Dixon & Boles can help make sure your mouth remains healthy for years to come.