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By Golden Dental
June 21, 2019
Category: Dental Care
Tags: oral hygiene  

Dental HygieneAchieving and maintaining a sparkling, healthy smile takes consistency and effort, but the rewards, both to your teeth’s appearance and your overall health, are well worth your time! Here at Golden Dental in Lancaster, CA, our dentist, Roland Markarian, DMD, can help you maximize your oral health.

Why is proper oral hygiene important?

Brushing and flossing not only boost the health of your teeth and gums, but also the health and functionality of your entire body. For instance, if someone develops periodontal disease (a severe form of gum disease) it can in-turn lead to endocarditis, an infection of the lining of the heart valve which can be caused by the spread of bacteria from the mouth. In another example, mouth inflammation can cause blood vessels to inflame, raising blood pressure and increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke. General oral bacteria can also lead to pneumonia, respiratory diseases, and pregnancy complications, including premature birth, low birth weight, and cardiovascular disease.

Signs of poor oral hygiene

Gum disease may always not result in oral pain, so it is important to understand how to recognize the other, more conspicuous, symptoms of the disease. Treatment of gum disease can help lessen your risk of incurring other health problems. Visit a dentist at our Lancaster office if you have any of the following symptoms:

· Wiggly or loose teeth (in adults)

· Consistently unpleasant breath

· Persistent bad taste in your mouth

· Bleeding, red, swollen, receding or sensitive gums

· Pus around the teeth or gums

· Deep gaps between the teeth and gums

Tips for improving your oral hygiene:

· Brush not only your teeth, but also the surface of your tongue and the roof of your mouth

· Brush your teeth at least twice daily and floss at least once a day

· Avoid tobacco products and high-sugar beverages such as soda

· Schedule regular checkups and cleanings with your dentist

Give us a call!

To achieve optimal oral health, schedule an appointment with Dr. Roland Markarian today! Dial 661-948-8100 to reach our Lancaster office.

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