A smile can make a powerful difference in someone’s life. Oral health is more than just how your smile looks, but also the overall health of your mouth. The importance of good oral health cannot be overstated. Being proactive with your oral health can help you save money, avoid medical issues, and enjoy your healthy smile. Providence Dental Spa wants to help you achieve your best smile and overall oral health. There are many benefits to practicing proper oral hygiene.

  •       Avoid Costly Dental Work—When your oral health regimen is weak, you are setting yourself up for expensive fixes down the road. Think of your teeth like a home. If your roof or walls were compromised, you would take steps to repair them to preserve the structure of your home and protect your valuables. The enamel of your teeth is designed to protect the inside core of your teeth and the roots. When you allow the enamel to be eaten away, your teeth are pretty much the equivalent of a house with a missing roof. You need to safeguard your teeth so you will not have to get fillings, crowns, root canals, or extractions. All these procedures will be significantly more expensive than your preventative dental care. Practicing proper dental habits at home and going for routine cleanings will protect your teeth and minimize the chance of needing expensive dental repairs down the line. Based upon the American Dental Association’s recommendation, your dental regimen should include brushing your teeth at least twice daily and flossing once per day.
  •       Forego Health Problems—There are many medical issues which can be connected to poor oral health, including gingivitis, oral cancer, and even some cardiovascular conditions. People with poor oral health are at greater risk for kidney cancer, blood cancers, and pancreatic cancer. Every choice you make for improved health can benefit your entire body.
  •       Enjoy Pleasant Smelling Breath and a Beautiful Smile—When you have poor oral health, you may be self-conscious about smiling or even getting close to someone. Bad breath and a less pleasing smile are fixable. Your confidence could be restored when you feel comfortable with the health and appearance of your smile. Your breath will automatically smell better by practicing good brushing and flossing, especially if you remember to brush your tongue to remove bacteria there. You could also utilize a mouthwash for an extra boost of freshness. Bad dental habits leading to missing teeth will impact your self-esteem. If you are already missing teeth or have serious damage, schedule a consultation to learn about our restorative options. We can build a customized plan to help you regain your confidence and smile.

Good oral health is something to smile about. If you need to schedule your routine cleaning or a restorative dentistry consultation, call Providence Dental Spa today. You can get on a good path for your oral health!