Keeping Your Teeth Healthy

Why Dental Hygiene Is Important

When it comes to maintaining personal health, dental care is one of the most important practices to consider. Maintaining dental hygiene can have serious effects for your health, and reiterates why it is important to do so. At Meadowbrook Dental Care in Mineola, we offer expert dental services as we understand that the key to having a healthy mouth is maintaining proper oral hygiene. In this blog, we’re going to explore what to do and why it’s important to have proper dental hygiene.  


Why Brush?

It may sound like a broken record at times when you visit a dentist or dental hygienist at Meadowbrook, but brushing your teeth twice a day is extremely imperative to maintaining proper dental health. Brushing your teeth ensures that plaque build-up is properly removed, helping to proactively fight against gum disease and tooth decay. Not brushing your teeth can also lead to gum infection and disease, which results in uncomfortable, swollen, and bleeding gums that can pose a threat to your overall personal health. Brushing your teeth twice a day, for two minutes each brush, can seriously help improve and maintain good dental health.


Why Floss?

Flossing is another practice that is integral to maintaining strong and good oral health. Flossing is a great way to get the buildup of food and plaque that lodges in between your teeth. Mixed in with brushing, flossing your teeth can rid the plaque build-up on your teeth and along the gum line. It offers a stronger backup to brushing to ensure that areas where a toothbrush can’t be reached, are reached and properly cleaned and cared for. To maintain good flossing practices, it is best to integrate flossing when brushing your teeth. Flossing has a huge role in your oral health, and overall health in general as it does a lot more than keep your smile pretty and healthy — it actually helps prevent serious diseases. Gingivitis is a common effect from tartar buildup in the gums, as well as factors that cause bad breath. Furthermore, flossing properly can help protect you from systemic and periodontal diseases. This can have a huge proactive effect on your long-term health.


Why Go to The Dentist

Routine checkups are an important aspect in maintaining proper dental hygiene. Hygiene and continuing dental care is important because it gives your teeth the professional dental cleaning and care needed. We recommended a scheduled visit every 3-6 months (unless there is a pressing issue that needs immediate attention) because you get a proper cleaning from our dental hygienists, polishing, flossing, and a periodontal assessment. This routine visit to the dentist ensures that your oral health is in proper condition, as well as fix any issues that you may be having with your dental health.  


Strong Overall Health

Providing yourself with proper dental and health care can also have a direct effect on your overall health. As noted before, without proper brushing or flossing, gum, systemic and periodontal disease can be an adverse effect from not properly addressing this part of your health. Though it may seem like a pain, maintaining proper dental health can be a powerful defense from warding off medical disorders and diseases

By brushing and flossing your teeth, as well as going to the dentist routinely, you can maintain and create strong overall health. Keeping up with your dental maintenance ensures you don’t have big problems down the road. Meadowbrook Dental Care is your trusted dentist and dental hygienists who are dedicated to providing our customers with high-quality and expert dental services.


Don’t keep pushing your dental appointments back. Contact Meadowbrook Dental Care now!

Dr. Miguel Casanas, Jr. Dr. Casañas has worked and trained extensively to build a practice that exceeds your expectations of trusted, personalized dental care. He consistently brings his patients only the best that modern dentistry has to offer by keeping himself and his staff informed on the latest advances and available techniques.

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