Neglecting your oral health can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke. Research over the last three years confirms the powerful link between oral health and a person’s overall health.
Two important ways you can maintain good oral health are with regular dental checkups and proper daily brushing. Regular checkups allow the dentist to detect any mouth and gum disease in their early stages — you can have advanced gum disease that may not cause any pain at all.
And just brushing your teeth twice a day is not good enough. The most important thing is to brush for a full two minutes (average Americans brush for only 15-20 seconds!).
During your appointment, your dentist should perform several exams to evaluate and help you maintain good oral health.
Regular dental exams and consistent oral hygiene routines help maintain optimal oral health to keep you in better overall health.