When you think about oral hygiene and caring for your smile, you typically think about brushing your teeth, right? Well, it’s just as important to care for your gums as it is to care for your teeth. In fact, having healthy gums can help you in many ways.
First, healthy gums can improve your overall health. Gum disease is a serious and dangerous dental issue that can affect your entire body. Studies have found that gum disease can be linked to certain health issues like heart disease, stroke, and respiratory disease. If you care for your gums, you can keep gum disease at bay.
Second, caring for your gums can help you maintain nutritional health. Gum disease can attack your smile and oral health so much that it can cause loose and lost teeth. At this point, having an incomplete smile can make eating extremely difficult. It can also lead to fatigue and dizziness because of the lack of food. So, having healthy gums can help you care for your body by properly eating.
Third, healthy gums can improve your emotional health. If you keep your oral tissues in tip-top shape, you can avoid gum disease, which means you can avoid tooth loss and keep a complete smile. This helps you keep the beautiful smile you love, which boosts your emotional health because you’ll love your appearance.
There are many reasons why you should take good care of your teeth and gums. One important way to care for your oral tissues is to visit Dr. Jason Roe every six months for a routine cleaning and exam.
If you’re due for your six-month checkups, please call Pro Dental Dallas at 972-931-1777 and schedule an appointment, or click here to schedule online. We also encourage you to explore your treatment options by clicking here. If you would like to know more about Dr. Roe’s services, please click here. We look forward to helping you!