Every time you step foot in a dental office, you hear some common dental advice: “brush twice a day,” “floss daily,” and “eat less sugar.” But your question may be, “Why do all of that?” We have five benefits of good preventative care to share with you today.
Cut Down on Cavities
Flossing and brushing regularly keep plaque from building up on your teeth and in the cracks and crevices of your teeth. Less plaque means less decay and less decay means less cavities.
Avoid Gum Disease
Plaque can build up along the gum line without effective brushing and flossing. This can lead to gum irritation and the formation of bacteria that leads to gum disease. More serious forms can lead to periodontal disease and advanced gum disease has been linked to heart disease.
No Bad Breath
Brushing and flossing regularly can cut down on bacteria in
the mouth that can lead to bad breath. Bad breath can cause someone to feel uncomfortable in their own skin or make others around them uncomfortable.
Save Money and Time
We all need more money and time in this life. With good preventative care and regular dental check-ups, you can avoid more serious issues. Extensive treatment for serious issues can land you with unexpected bills and spending more time at the dentist to get those problems taken care of.
Make sure you are following good dental health practices daily to reap the benefits of good preventative care.