Did you know about half of adult Americans suffer from some sort of dental disease? Even more surprising, preventive dental care exists to fight these diseases, but American’s don’t make oral health a priority. Unfortunately, those that do not prioritize their oral health suffer from various conditions, such as: cavities, periodontal disease, and, in extreme cases of either, tooth loss. Each of these conditions provoke issues that revolve around a correlative genesis, bacteria. A firm believer in preventive dentistry, Dr. Mai explains how three oral health habits could reduce the presence of bacterial infection.
How To Prevent Bacterial Infection
Way #1: At-home dental care is paramount to reducing the presence of unwanted bacteria in the mouth. Brushing at least twice a day, flossing in between meals, and using fluoride rinse as recommended increases your chance of maintaining a bright, healthy smile.
Way #2: Visiting your dentist at least twice a year for checkups and cleanings can reduce the presence of bacteria in your mouth exponentially, adding years to your natural teeth longevity. Your local dentist in Garland, Tx will examine your oral health status, searching for tooth decay, gum disease, malfunctioning dental work, and screen for oral cancer.
Way #3: Systemic health has been shown to correlate with the health of your mouth. Maintaining a healthy diet low in sugar and refined carbohydrates along with regular exercise can increase your defense against bacterial infection. Also, those with inflammatory based conditions, such as: cardiovascular disease, hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, or diabetes benefit greatly from a healthy diet, routine exercise, and good oral health.
Red Wine With Dinner
A study recently published in American Chemical Society’s Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry states that red wine, as well as, grape seed extract could assist your body in preventing cavities naturally. Red wine and red wine with grape seed extract proved to be the most effective in diminishing the laboratory grown biofilm bacteria.
About Mai Dentistry
At Mai Dentistry: Mai-Truong Vi H DDS and our team offer you confident, compassionate dental care. Our goal is to help you achieve a bright, beautiful smile. For our patients who don’t speak English, our office is fluent in Spanish and Vietnamese. To schedule an appointment, call today at 972-530-0552.