Practicing excellent oral hygiene is imperative to achieving optimal oral health. Your mouth is the gateway to the body, so keeping it healthy can minimize your risks of developing dangerous health conditions. Current research has shown that poor oral hygiene may be linked to complex health problems like heart disease, lung conditions, and stroke. Maintaining optimal oral health is not just great for your smile, but for your overall health as well. Owings Mills, MD dentist Dr. Jonathan Silverman works closely with each patient to ensure they are getting the dental care they need. We suggest that patients visit our Owings Mills dental office twice a year for routine preventive care exams. During a preventive care visit. Dr. Silverman will perform a comprehensive exam to carefully examine the mouth, teeth, gums, and jaw for any signs of complex dental problems. The earlier we uncover complex dental problems, the best chance patients have to receive conservative, effective treatment for their oral health needs.
Why Is Oral Hygiene Important?
Poor oral hygiene can lead to gum disease, tooth loss, and other complex dental problems. Rather than wait to treat complex dental problems, most dentists would advise their patients to practice preventive care by maintaining an excellent oral hygiene routine and visiting the dentist for preventive care visits. As noted, poor oral hygiene has also been linked to the increased risks of developing severe health complications. Poor oral hygiene has been linked to
- Heart problems
- Respiratory issues
Don’t wait until it is too late to improve your oral health. Dr. Silverman will work with you to create a plan to help improve your oral health.
Your Oral Hygiene Routine
Practicing a proper oral hygiene routine only takes a few minutes your of your day. By following these essential tips, patients can improve the health of their smile and minimize their risks of developing a more complex dental problem.
- Brush your teeth twice daily for at least two minutes
- Use floss to remove debris from between the teeth
- Rinse with mouthwash
- Chew sugar-free gum between meals
At The Maryland Center for Complete Dentistry, we want our patients to have the best chance of maintaining a healthy smile. We work with each of our patients to help them achieve their oral goals. However, it is vital that you do your part to improve your smile at home. If you have not visited the dentist for a preventive care visit or have any problems regarding your oral health, contact our Owings Mills dental office. We offer a range of general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services for your oral needs.