People seem to be more health conscious than ever these days. Many of us stay active, eat a balanced diet, and better manage stress. There is a well-established link between your general health and your dental health, which is just one reason why it’s so important to see us at Cary Family Dental for a checkup twice a year.
In short, a healthy mouth can help you maintain a healthy body. Twice-yearly checkups can prevent cavities and gum disease. Each checkup also includes an oral cancer screening.
By brushing your teeth twice every day, you remove the plaque that causes cavities. Plaque is that soft and sticky film that builds up on your teeth, a process that happens around the clock. It’s caused by food debris and bacteria.
It’s just as important to floss at least once a day. Flossing gets the plaque between your teeth, where your toothbrush cannot reach.