Why is oral hygiene so important?
Adults over 35 lose more teeth to gum diseases (periodontal disease) than from cavities. The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is by good tooth brushing and flossing techniques that areperformed daily. Periodontal disease and decay are both caused by bacterial plaque which sticks to your teeth at the gumline.
With efficient daily brushing and flossing you can remove these germs andbetter prevent periodontal disease.
Daily brushing and flossing will keep dentalproblems to a minimum, but a professional cleaning will remove debris and build up in places your toothbrush and floss have missed orcannot reach.
Regular cleaningsplay an integral part in the prevention of gum disease.