Dental Hygiene is Essential to Your Health
Good general health starts with healthy teeth and healthy teeth start with good oral hygiene.
Poor oral hygiene not only leads to tooth decay and gum disease, but also increases susceptibility to major chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Gum disease or gingivitis is caused by the buildup of plaque along the gum line, where the teeth and gums meet. Plaque bacteria stimulate an inflammatory response in the gums: redness, swelling and bleeding.
Removing plaque with effective brushing and flossing routine can prevent gum disease and help restore gums back to health. If plaque is not removed thoroughly and regularly, however, it will harden and form calculus or tartar, which can only be removed through professional cleaning by a dentist or hygienist.