Last updated 12 days ago
Good oral care can lead to a lifetime of excellent dental health and limited dental procedures. However, when it comes to oral care, most of the work happens outside of the dentist’s office. This video describes several at-home oral care tips to keep you on the right track.
Prevent your teeth from decaying and accumulating plaque by brushing them twice each day with a fluoride toothpaste. You should replace your toothbrush every three to four months, and should also floss each day to remove plaque that you cannot access with a toothbrush. It is also important to eat a nutritious diet and make regular visits to your dentist.
For more at-home oral care tips, call Dr. Kenn Kakosian D.D.S., P.C. at (646) 833-0582 or visit our website. Our office specializes in Invisalign, dental implants, and cosmetic dentistry. If you live in the New York City area, contact us today for an appointment.
Last updated 19 days ago
While things like nutrition, mental health, and physical health have all been well known factors that contribute to total-body wellbeing, oral health is beginning to emerge as a factor as well. It is becoming clear that oral health may have a significant impact on the rest of your body and immune system. Here is a look at the connection between oral health and total-body wellbeing.
If you fail to brush and floss your teeth consistently, you run the risk of building up plaque and bacteria that make your gums more susceptible to developing an infection. If you do develop an oral infection, your immune system will react and you will display inflammation. As long as the infection is not treated, your immune system will continue to attack it, and the resulting inflammation can eventually cause gum disease. This inflammation can also negatively impact the rest of your body in significant ways, as oral inflammation is linked with complications elsewhere in the body. If your immune system is focused on fighting off the infection in your gums, it will be less prepared to combat any other issues until your gums have recovered from infection.
Many people are aware of the various health complications that smoking cigarettes may cause. These include issues like yellow teeth and plaque buildup as well as more serious conditions such as increased risk for heart disease and lung cancer. Nicotine also inhibits your gums from fighting infection, which significantly increases your risk for gum disease. In addition to negatively impacting your overall health, smoking can cause oral complications that further impair your total-body wellbeing.
If you would like to know more about the connection between oral health and total-body wellbeing, call Dr. Kenn Kakosian D.D.S., P.C. Our office would be happy to answer any questions that you may have. We are a New York City dental practice that offers Invisalign, dental implants, and general and cosmetic dentistry. Call (646) 833-0582, visit our website, or stop by and see us today to learn more.