March brings springtime, flowers and sunshine, but it’s also a chance to learn more about how to keep your mouth healthy. This year, March is Oral Health Month, and Dr. Amato wants you to learn how to improve your oral health and in turn, improve your overall health.
Did you know that gum disease can be linked to conditions like diabetes, cancer, heart disease and stroke? This is a clear sign that oral health is vital to feeling good and staying healthy. A few extra steps in your regular routine to clean your teeth can make a huge difference in how you feel.
So much of keeping your mouth healthy is repetitive, habitual maintenance. This means that you are brushing at least twice a day (once in the morning and once at night), flossing at least once a day and seeing a dentist or periodontist in Newtown, CT, at least twice a year. These three things can greatly improve your chances of having a healthy mouth.
If you have dental implants that are replacing missing teeth, it is extremely important that you schedule regular visits with your periodontist. Implants can help to restore your smile and keep your mouth healthy when they are cared for properly over time.
Are you a midnight snacker? Do you eat small meals throughout the day rather than three solid ones? This can be problematic for your teeth if it’s not dealt with properly. Try to drink water after you eat to rinse your mouth of food and debris left over. Limit your snacking to times when you can brush your teeth after you eat. It never hurts to brush extra if you are using the right brush, the right technique and the right pressure.
For more tips about improving your oral health and information about dental implants, contact us at Advanced Periodontics and Dental Implant Center of Connecticut. This March recommit to caring for your mouth.