The Benefits of Good Dental Health & Hygiene
At Grant Davis Gribble Dental, we are committed to helping our patients get and keep healthy, beautiful smiles. We provide cosmetic dentistry services and perform general dentistry procedures to help your keep your teeth and gums healthy, but properly maintaining your dental health isn’t just the job of your family dentist. It requires daily good dental hygiene.
What is Good Dental Hygiene?
Good dental hygiene involves the daily practices that help remove food debris and bacteria that cause tooth decay, such as:
- Brushing your teeth two times each day for two to three minutes
- Flossing once a day
- Scraping your tongue
- Rinsing your mouth after each meal
- Avoiding sugary drinks and gummy snacks
For best results, you must make dental hygiene a habit, not a once-in-a-while practice. And, our dental hygienists can give you tips on making your brushing and flossing more effective.
Benefits of Dental Health
The benefits of good dental hygiene extend beyond your mouth. In addition to healthy gums and strong teeth free of discoloration, good dental health:
- Decreases your risk for cardiovascular disease
- Decreases your risk of diabetes
- Decreases chronic inflammation
Diabetic patients in good dental health are better able to manage blood glucose levels, and pregnant women can lower risks for low birth weight babies and birth defects.
How to Improve and Maintain Dental Health
The first step to improving and maintaining your dental health is to establish a relationship with a general dentist who provides high quality, comprehensive dental care. Grant Davis Gribble Dental is a modern dental practice that offers the best dental care possible. We offer preventative dental care as well as general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry services. We are driven by our commitment to patient safety and comfort, and have the experience to meet the dental care needs of your whole family.