Having a beautiful and healthy smile does more than boost confidence. Sporting a healthy smile also does wonders for overall health.
Harry Ringer DDS in Costa Mesa can’t stress the importance of healthy teeth and gums as both will increase your chances of living a much longer life.
Regular Dental Checkups for a Healthy Smile
Just like everything in life teeth and gums need to be looked after. Firstly, they are the only ones you have secondly not taking care leads to other problems including stroke and heart attack.
Because the connection between overall and oral health can’t be ignored it is important to take dental care seriously. This means regular dental checkups with Dr. Harry Ringer, but that’s not all.
Good oral health also means brushing twice and flossing once each day. Along with these oral hygiene habits you must also follow a good diet that includes vitamins, minerals and of course lots of fruits and veggies.
In addition to the above, your Costa Mesa family dentist recommends regular comprehensive dental examinations along with twice yearly professional dental cleanings for a healthy smile.
When you continue to be proactive with dental care you are doing your best to keep your mouth free from cavities and periodontitis.
Periodontitis is Serious
Periodontal disease happens in two stages. The first stage is gingivitis. Gingivitis is curable when treated as quickly as possible.
If gingivitis is left to its own devices it will get worse. If that happens, you will most likely be dealing with a serious disease that is not curable. That serious disease is known as periodontal disease or periodontitis.
The leading cause of gum disease is poor oral hygiene. Not flossing and brushing on a regular basis means a build-up of plaque and tartar. Plaque and tartar is loaded with bacteria that bacteria eat away at the gum line and eventually the bone.
Regular dental checkups and professional cleanings go a long way when it comes to oral health and a healthy smile.
A Healthy Smile is Contagious
If you follow the Harry Ringer DDS Blog you will recall that there are dozens of reasons to smile.
If you smile at someone you will know how contagious you are. Most cannot help but smile back, even if they don’t want to.
Fixing your smile means you are helping others do the same. Seeing your smile just may get them to the dentist’s office for a dental checkup as well.
For a healthy smile call or send a direct message to your dentist in Costa Mesa. Dr. Ringer will get you back to health in no time giving you plenty of reasons to smile.
Schedule a consultation for a healthy smile with Harry Ringer DDS today.