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The Importance of Oral Hygiene and Preventive Dental Care

July 29, 2022
Posted By: Moutainside Family Dental
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Taking care of your teeth and gums is just as important as doing what’s best for your physical health and wellness. 

Your dentists at Mountainside Family Dental, along with the American Dental Association, encourage the following:

  • Brushing and flossing after every meal or at least twice daily
  • Visiting your Union County dentist twice annually for checkups and teeth cleanings

Preventive dentistry has been shown to lower your risks for many conditions like gum disease, tooth decay, and oral infections.

5 Reasons Oral Hygiene and Preventive Dentistry Are So Crucial

#1 Fresher Breath

Regular brushing and flossing, along with six-month teeth cleanings, rid your mouth of the bacteria that can cause bad breath.

#2 Lower Risks to Your Oral Health

Brushing and flossing and regular dental visits lower your risks for common issues like cavities and oral infections.

#3 Minimize Gum Disease Risks

Gum disease is a severe oral health problem that can cause tooth loss and other complications involving organs like the heart and lungs. Studies have also linked gum disease to rheumatoid arthritis, pregnancy complications, and certain types of dementia.

#4 Keep Teeth Looking Whiter

Poor oral hygiene and lack of dental care can mean tooth stains and discoloration.

#5 Catch Oral Cancers Early

Part of your preventive dental exam includes an oral cancer screening. Early detection typically means a better prognosis for you.

What to Expect During Your Preventive Visit at Mountainside Family Dental

When you come into our dental office every six months, you can count on:

  • A comprehensive dental checkup
  • X-rays as warranted
  • Professional teeth cleaning
  • An oral cancer screening
  • A treatment plan if we find issues
  • Tips for at-home care

Contact Your Mountainside, NJ Dentists to Schedule

Is it time for your preventive checkup and teeth cleaning? Do you have questions about our dental services? Then, contact Mountainside Family Dental today.

Our dentists proudly serve patients in all Union County, NJ locations, including Springfield, Westfield, Union, Kenilworth, Cranford, Garwood, and Elizabeth.

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