Oral Health for Adults (20 & Up)

Adults.

Maintaining excellent oral health will not only help ensure you keep your natural teeth for life; it may even help prolong your life. A lot of attention is being paid these days to the relationship between oral health and general health. While the link is not yet completely understood, there is plenty of evidence to suggest that periodontal (gum) disease, which is an inflammatory condition, can worsen other inflammatory conditions including cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes. As if having a great smile wasn’t reason enough to take care of your teeth and gums! So how, exactly, do you do that?

There are three basic steps: a good oral hygiene routine at home, which includes twice-daily brushing and flossing at least once a day; a nutritious diet low in sugar — and free of tooth-eroding acidic beverages like soda; and regular checkups and professional cleanings at the dentist’s office. Here’s another important tip: If you have tooth or gum pain, make an appointment to see your dentist as soon as possible. Ignored oral health problems don’t just go away — they get worse. A cavity that goes unfilled can eventually lead to a root-canal problem; untreated gum disease can loosen your teeth. The more complex the problem, the costlier it is to treat. And remember, it’s not just your smile at stake; it’s your overall health as well.



Featured Topics

How to Floss

Just brushing is not enough!

Tooth Decay

How can it be prevented?

Root Canals

There’s no reason to fear them!

Nutrition

A healthy diet for healthy teeth.

Dental Anxiety

Can dental care be stress-free?

Gum Disease

Do you know the signs?

Oral Cancer

Regular screenings could save your life!

How to Brush

A quick refresher course.