A healthy smile is about more than just bright teeth or avoiding cavities. Improved oral health has been shown to improve overall health as well. In today’s blog, your Garland, TX, dentist talks about the importance of keeping your teeth and gums healthy, and we also look at the steps we take to ensure our office is a clean and safe environment for patients of all ages!
The Link Between Our Smiles and Overall Health
When we care for our smiles, this often prevents issues from arising like tooth decay and gum disease. Avoiding cavities and infections helps prevent tooth loss, allowing you to maintain a whole and healthy smile for many years to come. Avoiding the onset of gum disease helps protect your smile from inflammatory complications, and also lowers the risk of issues like diabetes and even high blood pressure and heart disease. To maintain a healthy smile and protect your overall health, we suggest routine care both at home and in our office!
With the current spread of COVID-19, many people are concerned about going out. We understand, and if you feel under the weather or just worried about possibly contracting the illness, we suggest rescheduling your upcoming visit. However, if you have a serious issue that requires attention, know that our team proactively maintains cleaning and maintenance protocols that involves washing our hands frequently, avoiding the office if sick, and regularly cleaning and disinfecting surfaces people touch, like the waiting room area, bathrooms, door handles, the reception desk, and our tools.
Care at Home and in the Office
To protect your smile at home, make time to brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a toothpaste that contains fluoride when you wake up and again before going to bed. These actions help remove food particles and lessen the severity of plaque buildup in between office visits. Every six months, be sure to see us so we monitor your smile with a checkup and clean your teeth. A cleaning removes all plaque and tartar completely, which helps protect your smile from common issues like cavities and gum disease. If you have any questions about routine homecare and the need for regular office visits, then contact our team today to learn more. We would love to help you and your family enjoy optimal oral health.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT GENERAL DENTISTRY?
Our team would like to help you and your family maintain a healthy smile for many years to come. To learn more about our approach to preventive and general dental care, then schedule a consultation by calling Mai Dentistry in Garland, TX, today at 972-530-0552. For our patients who don’t speak English, our office is fluent in both Spanish and Vietnamese.