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5 Benefits of Good Oral Hygiene

Tal Lewinger - Friday, November 30, 2018

By now, you know just how important your oral health is to your overall health. If you are still not quite sure how important it is to keep up with your oral hygiene, you will want to learn all about the benefits of keep up with your periodontal and oral hygiene. These are 5 of the most important benefits to inspire you to take your oral health serious and start regularly visiting the dentist.


  • 1. Your Health
  • The biggest benefit is the fact that this can have a positive impact on your overall health. Poor dental health has been linked to many different things including various types of cancer, heart disease, stroke, kidney problems, and diabetes. Serious gum disease can be a direct cause of a lot of these and other medical conditions. There are a lot of people that do not realize the link between your health and oral hygiene.
  • 2. More Cost-Effective
  • While you may think that avoiding the dentist is going to save you money, this is actually going to end up becoming more expensive. If you have dental insurance, your regular visits to the dentist every 6 months are basically going to be free. This includes x-rays, which can help catch problems before they become too serious. By keeping up with regular brushing and dental visits, you will prevent issues that require root canals and other treatments that can end up costing in the thousands to repair.
  • 3.The Pregnancy and Oral Health Link
  • Having excellent oral health does not just affect you; it also affects your child. Women who suffer from dental health problems are going to be more likely to have pre-term labor and children that have a low-birth weight. These are things that can lead to problems down the line for your children that could have been completely avoided had you kept up with your dental health.
  • 4. A More Confident You
  • Your oral health can have a huge impact on your confidence and there are a few reasons for this. One reason is because you will not be worrying about how your breath smells or how your teeth look. These are things that really matter and effect how you interact with others. You will not hesitate when it comes to that first kiss or avoid talking up close with people. You will be able to smile more when people are talking your picture because you will not worry about having yellow teeth. These are all things that will make you happier and more confident.
  • 5. Becoming a Role Model
  • Children copy what they see. When your child sees you brushing your teeth, they will start to copy this behavior. You can make a game out of it with everyone in the family brushing their teeth together. Make it fun but also remind your child why it is important to keep up with their oral hygiene.

There are so many benefits of carrying out periodontal and oral hygiene that this does not even touch the surface of how amazing it can be for you.



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