Would you scrub just one side of your face and leave the other side dirty?
Of course not!
Well, that's basically what you are doing when you are not flossing.
Brushing can only clean the visible surfaces of your teeth, but if you want to get to those hard-to-reach places and make sure you remove plaque effectively, then you'll need to floss.
Of course, most people are aware of the benefits of flossing. However, it's estimated that about one-third of Americans lie to their dentists about their flossing habits.
You may have chosen the best restaurant or the best dress to wear for your Valentine's Day date, but if you're not feeling very confident in your appearance, then that can hinder the entire night. Case in point: your smile.
Your smile can be your outfit during this special night as it can brighten the room and boost your mood. But, if your teeth are yellow and stained, you may choose not to smile on Valentine's Day and that would be a pity.
Your toothbrush can harbor up to 10 million bacteria of various strains. Some of these bacteria are harmless, while others can be fatal. All sorts of contaminants, from blood and sweat to fecal particles can all be residing in your toothbrush and are introduced to your mouth when you brush your teeth.
Most of us know the importance of practicing good oral hygiene by regularly brushing our teeth as well as why you should regularly replace your toothbrush. However, do you know how to store your toothbrush in a sanitary way? If your toothbrush is located in the bathroom near your toilet, you might want to rethink your setup. Read on to find out why that’s a bad idea.
Healthy gums are critical to good dental health, as well as key to your overall physical wellbeing. Left untreated, gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, can lead to sore, bleeding gums and even tooth loss at more advanced stages. There’s also evidence that individuals with periodontal disease tend to be at higher risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, dementia, and pregnancy complications. Luckily, in many cases, gum disease can be prevented by good dental habits.
"I am thrilled to be a part of this exciting new venture, allowing us the opportunity to treat and serve our patient base in a new, modern facility with the latest in dental equipment and technology available" stated Dr. Mike Huggins. The Oxford dentistry team will consist of Dr. Huggins, Dr. Danna Nobile, and Dr. Steve Wooten along with their locally known and respected hygienists, operations and administrative personnel which will service the Oxford area and surrounding communities.