Oral Health: Why It’s Important

As children, we weren’t exactly excited about the idea of brushing our teeth. In fact, it seemed more troublesome than anything else. There isn’t really anything fun about toothpaste, because no one likes the idea of being overwhelmed with the taste of really strong mint first thing in the morning. Of course we develop an appreciation for it later on as adults when we realize the need for it. However, a lot of people don’t really know why oral hygiene is so greatly emphasized on. A lot of people just assume that it’s to look more attractive and appealing, however, there’s a lot more to the story.

Of course, maintaining our oral hygiene does result in healthier looking, whiter teeth which does make one look more presentable than welcoming. It’s pretty simple, if you have to choose between talking to someone with misaligned, discolored teeth where you can see food pieces stuck in the gaps between the teeth, and someone with symmetrical, naturally healthier looking teeth, you’re most likely going to go with the latter.

Moving on from this, oral health also has a strong correlation between the probabilities of developing different diseases. First of all, there is a relationship between one’s oral health and their likelihood of developing oral cancer as well as gum disease. Secondly, people with poor oral health are more likely to have heart diseases, as well as cardiovascular problems. So, our oral health can have a major impact on our overall health, which is why it is recommended to go to the dentist at least twice a year in order to maintain your oral health and develop any potential problems early on. You can visit our office at Centerton Orthodontics by booking a consultation appointment beforehand, and then meet with our experts.