Healthy Smiles Equal Good Health

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How often do you visit the dentist? Research has shown that good oral hygiene can contribute to overall good health. The digestive process starts in your mouth with the breaking down of food with saliva. Some food particles settle in your mouth causing plague to form. The importance of daily flossing, brushing twice a day and regular dental check-ups can prevent gingivitis and other forms of tooth and gum disease.

There is a saying on the wall of a dentist in our town that says "If you ignore them, they'll go away." This ought to hang in every bathroom where children live. Children do ignore their teeth even with rigorous reminders from parents and sometimes this neglect does cause their teeth to "go away" through decay and abscess. Our teeth are one thing we can't afford to loose. Some people only visit their dentist when they have a problem, this is too infrequent. Problems arise and can remain undetected for an extended period of time before surfacing as large problems requiring crowns, root canals and implants. Many of these drastic measures could be avoided with regular dental check-ups. Periodontal disease is a bacteria infection that affects the gums and bones the support the teeth. If not treated, it will lead to tooth loss.

Gingivitis is the mildest form of disease causes the gums to swell, bleed and redden. In most cases there are no symptoms until the disease is progressed. The toxins that are formed by bacteria in plaque can affect the gums and cause irritation. This reaction fuels a chronic inflammation and the body begins to break down starting with the tissue and the bone that hold teeth in place. The space between the gums and teeth becomes infected. Gum disease in its advance stages causes deep pockets of infection to form and the bone is eventually destroyed. Good oral hygiene can avoid this damaging disease by getting rid of the bacteria before decay begins.

Houston, Texas dentist are highly skilled at preventing tooth loss and maintaining the integrity of the teeth. See them at least twice a year to prevent gum disease and other factors that can affect your health.

Not only are Houston, Texas Dentist trained in the prevention of decay they are also specialist in cosmetic dentistry. A beautiful, white, straight smile will add confidence and assurance. Greet the world with a smile, brush your teeth to avoid gum disease, visit the dentist regularly. Don't neglect your teeth or they will go away and what a tragedy that would be!
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This article was published on 2010/12/22