October 19, 2012
We all know that poor dental hygiene habits can land us in a dentist’s chair with an aching tooth, but did you know that it may also cause a host of non-dental related problems? More and more frequently, research is finding that good dental health has a direct correlation with overall heath. Studies have suggested that when bacteria in the mouth becomes too rampant, you put yourself at a higher risk for gum and tooth infections. In serious cases, bacteria can even enter into your blood stream.
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Studies have shown that good dental habits may prevent or even eliminate serious health problems. So, how can you prevent them? The Center for Reconstructive Dentisty recommends a few simple suggestions.
Brush & Floss
First, make sure that you brush twice a day and floss your teeth once daily. These basic steps are the most important thing you can do for excellent dental health. They keep bacteria in check, keep gums healthy, and offer the perk of fresh breath.
Visit Your Dentist Regularly
Second, visit your dentist regularly. Frequent cleanings allow your dentist to address possible concerns before they become a problem, as well as tend to the overall health of your teeth. At the Center for Reconstructive Dentistry we are able to catch warning signs for other health problems like osteoporosis, diabetes, and overall health during a regular dental cleaning visit. Setting up an appointment with Dr. Worth is simple. You can call us at 800-878-9244 or register online.
Finish Needed Dental Work
Third, don’t procrastinate any needed dental work that has been suggested during your general cleaning. Aside from pain and discomfort, inflamed and infected gums and teeth can cause a host of other medical problems. Why suffer through it or put yourself at risk for more illness? With modern technology like Laser and Waterlase Dentistry (an innovative technology utilized at Sherri Worth’s office), dental work doesn’t have to be painful or intimidating. Dr. Worth will go over all needed procedures, whether it be a filling, an extraction, or crown, and offer a detailed explanation to answer any questions you might have
Modify Your Diet
Finally, for patients who suffer from extra sensitive teeth, a healthy change in diet and limited snacking between meals may help with maintaining a healthy mouth.
Like the old adage says, “An ounce of prevention, is worth a pound of cure.” Contact Dr. Sherri Worth’s dental office today to make an appointment for happy, healthy teeth! Your health will thank you.
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Dr. Sherri Worth is best known for her exceptional work in cosmetic dentistry and participation in Fox's hit show, "The Swan," where she helped over 40 different women. Read more about Dr. Worth