Because Oral Health = Overall Health

You smile with it, talk with it, eat with it. The mouth: it’s important. Your body’s gateway. Your overall health is tied directly to the state of your oral health. It’s for this precise reason that proper, and regular preventive dental care must be maintained.

To ensure proper dental care, you should:

  • Floss once every 24 hours.
  • Brush twice times a day for an estimated two minutes.
  • Don’t eat or drink anything for 30 minutes after using mouthwash.
  • Keep up with regular visits to Loudoun Dental Associates.

And perhaps most of all, it’s important to know what substances cause most harm to your teeth and gums: Citric acid, fluoride, phosphoric acid, propylene glycol, saccharin, and tobacco can attribute to a number of oral problems like cavities, cold sores, gum disease, tooth erosion, and of course a bad case of halitosis. Because did you know…? The impacts of a germ-filled mouth can create bigger problems. This includes diabetes,  high blood pressure, heart disease, infertility problems, obesity, respiratory issues, and even an increased risk of dementia.

Don’t forget; call today to schedule an appointment for your next cleaning with Loudoun Dental Associates.