You've likely heard time and time again that oral hygiene is important for avoiding cavities, tartar, and bad breath. But there are in fact other perks that may entice you to consistently keep up on your oral health.
This will be the most noticeable benefit for those who consistently brush twice a day, especially with toothpaste made with whitening properties. Brushing daily removes built-up plaque and stains that can turn teeth into a deep yellow/light brown color if unchecked, especially if you are a heavy coffee drinker! If you would like to boost the confidence in your smile, brush for 2 minutes at a time once in the morning and once at night. You will see big results in a week or two!
A Lifetime of Strong, Healthy Teeth
It is not too rare for people over the age of 65 to use dentures, veneers, or implants. A lifetime of unkept oral care builds up in that long period of time, which results in oral health problems down the road. To avoid this, caring for your teeth every day will ensure that you hold on to your original teeth for the rest of your life. In addition to this, you will avoid having to receive expensive oral surgery procedures due to poor oral hygiene; it indeed pays off to care for your mouth!
You Will Simply Feel Better
One perk you will notice instantly is that you will feel cleaner; think about how you feel after a shower versus going days without one. The same applies to oral hygiene, if you consistently care for your mouth, it will feel better overall, it is one of those things where once you stick to it, you won't want to go back!
If you would like to see how your oral hygiene is doing, please, call our office to book an appointment with us. We want to help you have the best smile you can!
Dental Blog • Menasha, WI • Mid Valley Dental, S.C. Michael J. Wockenfus, DDS created a blog to educate the community. It is your resource for all dentistry questions. Learn and read topics in the blog here! Mid Valley Dental, SC, 903 E. Airport Road, Menasha, WI 54952 ~ (920) 215-4160 ~ midvalleydental.com ~ 12/3/2023