Patients in Los Angeles and across the United States are more health conscious today than ever before. We’re aware of the way the foods we eat affect our health, we log more hours at the gym, and we place greater importance on sleep, and on managing stress. Still, we face unexpected health challenges. This happens for many reasons – genetics, accidents, and even bad luck. Another factor that can affect your overall health is the health of your mouth.
Recent studies have shown that good oral health has a connection to your overall health and wellbeing. By understanding this potential effect, we can proactively manage our oral heath with complete dental care to reduce risk to our overall health.
Oral health can be achieved with several important steps. The first is daily brushing and flossing. Brushing after every meal, or a minimum of twice daily, and flossing at least once each day, removes food particles and bacteria from your teeth. If those particles are not eliminated, they can cause tooth decay and gum disease.
The second factor in oral health is regular dental checkups. At least twice each year, you should visit your dentist for a professional cleaning and complete examination. During the cleaning, your dental hygienist will remove food particles, plaque, and tartar from areas of the teeth and mouth that you simply cannot reach at home. Additionally your hygienist and dentist will be able to detect potential issues in your teeth, gums, and oral tissues that could become severe problems later. Detecting problems before they progress can make treatment easier, less invasive, and less costly.
Patients of all ages can benefit from regular dental visits and good at-home care. Dr. Mungcal, of Downtown Dental, has been working with patients for many years to help them achieve better oral and overall health. The Downtown Dental team will work with you to teach proper techniques, recommend which brands or products are right for you, and help reinforce healthy habits. If you have a dental problem, Dr. Mungcal can treat it with restorative or cosmetic oral care. It’s important to note that every patient is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all treatment or prevention plan. To schedule an appointment, call today.