Prevention is one of most important keys to good oral health. We recommend daily brushing, flossing, and rinsing along with regular check-ups. For most people these may seem like mundane routines, but they can’t be emphasized enough.
Researchers have discovered that one of the biggest problems in the body is the presence of inflammation. Some research suggests it causes heart disease even more than fatty deposits in the arteries, and it has been linked to other ailments. Inflammation can actually begin in the mouth.
Plaque: The Culprit
The white film that builds up in your mouth is plaque. It is bacteria that attacks your enamel, creates tartar that must be scraped off, and contributes to cavities. Without proper cleaning, plaque can lead to gum inflammation, gingivitis, the loss of tissue and bone that can lead to the loss of teeth.
It can also spread inflammation throughout the rest of the body creating a direct link to cardiac ailments and other diseases, such as diabetes.
Daily brushing and flossing affects your health way beyond cavity prevention.