As your Gilbert dentist, I can’t stress this enough. Don’t neglect your dental hygiene.
How Important is Dental Hygiene?
Oral hygiene helps to clear up problems before they start. Because of the nature of our mouths, they are breeding grounds for bacteria. Some of these are beneficial, but far many more are harmful. Cleaning your teeth removes plaque and tartar that trap bacteria and allow them to start eating away at your tooth enamel.
Visiting a dentist, however, is a step towards better overall health. According to Colgate.com:
“People who visit the dentist at least once a year are 22 percent more likely to report that their overall well-being—including their physical and emotional health—is as good or better than those who seldom visit the dentist, according to the Delta Dental Oral Health and Well-Being Survey.
About 1,000 adults from across the U.S. were surveyed and results (www.deltadental.com/Public/NewsMedia/NewsReleaseDentistLinkedWithOverallWell201405.jsp) were released May 6. Those who visit the dentist more often were 37 percent more likely to report their oral health as good or better than those who seldom visit a dentist.
The survey also found that most (86 percent) Americans making $100,000 a year or more visit the dentist at least once annually compared with 46 percent of Americans making less than $25,000. About eight of 10 college-educated adults (83 percent) had regular dental visits. More than half of Americans without a college degree, about six of 10 (59 percent) visit the dentist once a year.
Respondents also indicated that dental insurance coverage is a significant factor in dental visits and overall well-being. Nearly eight of 10 Americans (78 percent) with dental coverage visit the dentist at least once a year versus only about half (52 percent) who don’t have coverage.
Half of those surveyed rated their oral health as very good or excellent. Only 19 percent of Americans rated their oral health as fair or poor. Yet more than one of four Americans (27 percent) said they have oral health issues that need to be resolved, but cited ability to pay (62 percent of those with unresolved issues) and fear (23 percent) for not seeking needed treatment. More than one of five Americans (21 percent) said a dentist had told them that they have gum disease. And about one of six Americans (16 percent) said they have missed work due to oral health issues beyond regular treatments and cleaning. [VIEW SOURCE]
Visit Your Dentist in Gilbert Today
Visit your dentist in Gilbert today and start on the road to better health. Without inflammation in your mouth, your body is not as strained.
So be smart. Schedule an appointment with your dental clinic in Gilbert, and don’t forget your oral hygiene either.
Gilbert Vista Dental Care
2451 East Baseline Road #210
Gilbert, AZ 85234
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