Why Should I Keep Up with My Oral Health?

Whether you have a super sweet tooth or forgo flossing twice daily, it’s all too easy to let our oral health slide. At Candelas Dentistry, we aim to bring back some gratitude for the part of our bodies that allow us to enjoy a delicious meal and have meaningful conversations with friends. When it comes to tuning-up your tooth care, you’ll be rewarded with much more than just a dazzling smile, but an overall happier, healthier you. Here are a few reasons why you should invest in your oral health.

Overall Health Includes Dental Health

When it comes to our health, our smiles oftentimes bite the dust. By neglecting the health of our teeth and gums, harmful microorganisms begin to camp out in our oral environment. Left untreated, this can result in tooth decay, gum disease, and secondary diseases caused by bad bacteria traveling from the mouth into other parts of the body. 

As an advocate for your health, Dr. Kim will always provide honest, caring guidance to help you build a beautiful smile and have flourishing whole body wellness. By coming to Candelas Dentistry for exams and cleanings every six months, you can have confidence knowing you’re taking the preventive measures necessary to combat secondary oral diseases.

Save Money by Being a Proactive Patient

Ouch! If you’re experiencing any tooth sensitivities or find it painful to chew, it may be too late to reverse the damage done. The longer you wait to see your local dentist, the more expensive your treatment will be due to additional dental work and out of pocket expenses. By establishing a consistent brushing and flossing routine, visiting Dr. Kim twice a year for preventive care, and investing in your oral health, you can save money, time, and your smile.

At-Home Oral Care Tips 

In addition to seeing the dentist twice a year for comprehensive care, it’s the habits we build at home that truly supercharge our smiles. At Candelas Dentistry, we love empowering our patients by keeping them educated about the importance of beautiful oral health. If you’re looking to amplify your at-home oral care, here are a few tips for sticking to a sparkling, everyday dental health routine.

1. Make Brushing and Flossing a Relaxing Part of Your Day

We believe perspective is key. Rather than seeing brushing and flossing as a chore, think of it as a soothing form of self-care. The American Dental Association recommends brushing and flossing twice a day for optimal oral happiness, so pick out a toothbrush that speaks to you, grab your favorite floss, and give your smile a mellow polish and shine. 

2. Use Fluoride Toothpaste 

When it comes to the tools in your dental health kit, we highly recommend incorporating oral care featuring fluoride. Toothpastes containing fluoride will boost the protective barriers of your beams by strengthening soft spots, exposed roots, and aiding in the prevention of tooth decay. 

3. Snack Smart

An abundance of sweet treats and salty snacks may taste delightful in the moment, but they sure can attract a lot of cavity-causing bacteria, too! By stocking up on smart choices for your smile like veggies, leafy greens, fibrous fruits, and calcium-rich goodies, you can support a thriving oral health environment and leave less room for pesky cavities.

4. Purify Your Mouth with Lots of H2O

Hydrate your body and protect your joyous grin by carrying your trusted water bottle companion with you wherever you go. Drinking lots of water is a simple, yet fantastic way to show your smile some love because it cleanses away food particles and invites a fresh oral environment.

A Healthier Smile for a Happier You

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