Your oral health is valuable to your overall physical health. Taking care of your smile can have a life long beneficial affect on your personal health. Brushing twice a day for at least two minutes can reduce your chances for severe dental repercussions. Remember the constant musings from mother to brush, brush, brush? Each time you brush your teeth you start anew, not allowing the decay to begin to wreak havoc on those pearly whites. At Hammons Family Dental we encourage you to start a healthy beginning. Meet with Dr. Hammons and his staff to set your goals for better oral health. Dr. Hammons wishes a healthy life for all and if it starts in your mouth then you are on your way to a better & happy future.
Healthy gums should look pink and firm, not red and swollen. To keep gums healthy, practice good oral hygiene. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss at least once a day, see your dentist regularly, and avoid smoking or chewing tobacco.
Every time you brush your teeth you release some bacteria into your mouth. That’s not usually a problem. But when your gums are inflamed from gingivitis or other problems, you release a much higher load of bacteria, and that can contribute to health problems. The best way to prevent inflammation and gum disease is to brush and floss your teeth regularly.
If you are stressed, anxious, or depressed, you may be at higher risk for oral health problems. People under stress produce high levels of the hormone cortisol, which wreaks havoc on the gums and body. Stress also leads to poor oral care; more than 50% of people don’t brush or floss regularly when stressed. Other stress-related habits include smoking, drinking alcohol, and clenching and grinding teeth (called bruxism).
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