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The Benefits that Good Oral Health Can Play in Your Life

Posted on 8/23/2021 by Dr. Frank K. Sioda
The Benefits that Good Oral Health Can Play in Your LifeGood oral health is vital for maintaining good overall health. There are many benefits of practicing good oral health, not only for your teeth and gums but also for your entire body. Some of these benefits include:

Reduced Risk of Gum Disease

By taking good care of your gums and teeth, you reduce the chances of gum disease. However, people who neither floss nor brush their teeth regularly are at a higher risk of conditions like periodontitis and gingivitis. If these conditions are not treated, they can cause swelling, bleeding, tooth loss, and bad breath, among other dental conditions. By practicing good oral health, you significantly reduce the chances of developing such conditions.

Reduced Risk of Decay

You will have a reduced risk of tooth decay by maintaining good oral hygiene. If you have a habit of eating sugary foods and not flossing or brushing your teeth, you will develop tooth decay, which could also lead to teeth loss. Therefore, if you want to prevent such devastating oral conditions, practice good oral hygiene.

Brighter Smile and Confidence

Staining is a dental condition that results in teeth discoloration. With discolored teeth, your smile will be affected significantly. This may lower your confidence and the ability to interact with others in public. However, when you maintain good oral hygiene, you will have a bright smile that boosts your self-confidence. Keep in mind that your teeth can get stained in several ways, including drinking stain-causing beverages like fruit juice. To protect your teeth from such effects, always use a straw. This will reduce the contact between the drink and your teeth. You should also avoid other habits like smoking which can cause teeth discoloration. Such conditions can lower your confidence and self-esteem. Visit our offices for more information on the benefits of good oral health.
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Dr. Frank Sioda
18676 Willamette Dr. Suite 202
West Linn, OR 97068-1718

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