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Benefits to Good Oral Hygiene

Posted on September 15, 2019

We all know that good oral hygiene is important for a healthy smile. However, when you have braces, it is even more necessary to make sure that you are keeping up with healthy dental habits. Your Broward County, Orthodontists will provide the expert orthodontic care you need, but it is up to you to know the benefits of good oral hygiene and practice it at home.

Fresh Breath

One of the more obvious benefits to good dental hygiene is fresh breath. Unfortunately, many people overlook this. No one likes to be around someone with bad breath. Brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice daily will keep your breath smelling great!

An Attractive Smile

A clean mouth is an attractive smile. Brushing and flossing your teeth will ensure that your smile stays beautiful even while you are undergoing your orthodontic treatment.

Cost Savings

When you neglect to take proper care of your smile at home, you end up paying the price when you must visit the dentist for restorative treatment. Avoid paying for expensive treatments by simply brushing and flossing regularly.

Reduced Risk of Disease

Having a healthy smile can reduce your risk of diseases like dementia, diabetes, and even your chances of having a heart attack or stroke. Many people don’t realize that our mouths are connected to our overall health in many ways. Practice good oral hygiene and you will see the benefits not just for your smile!

What Bad Hygiene Could Cost You

Unfortunately, too many people are unaware that bad oral hygiene affects more than just the mouth. If you don’t care for your smile, you increase your risk of developing a plethora of health conditions, including Alzheimer’s, heart disease, diabetes, lung infections, kidney problems, infertility, and others. When you think about that, simply brushing your teeth for a couple minutes twice a day, and keeping up with regular dentist visits does not seem so bad.

Contact Jacaranda Smiles

When you have braces, taking care of your teeth can be inconvenient and even difficult. After all, it can be hard to get a toothbrush and floss between all those wires and brackets on your teeth! However, that is why it is even more important to keep your mouth clean when you have any sort of orthodontic treatment. Our doctors and staff here at Jacaranda Smiles are here to help. If you would like to discuss any questions or concerns related to oral hygiene and your treatment, just contact us or reserve your appointment. We look forward to seeing you in our Jacaranda Smiles office soon!

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