The American Dental Association is excited to remind you that June is Oral Health Month when professionals dedicate attention and resources to helping families achieve healthier smiles. Teeth are important for communicating happiness, eating nutritious foods, and feeling confident with our appearance. Without proper dental care and oral hygiene, children and adults can suffer from gingivitis, tooth decay, and periodontal disease. That’s why June is a great time to visit your dentist and take control of your oral health.
No matter what your age, it’s important to take care of your teeth and gums. As adults age, it becomes harder for their bodies to attack the bad bacteria in the mouth that causes plaque and tooth decay. Children are also vulnerable to suffering from a lifetime of poor oral health if they don’t develop good habits at an early age. Even though their baby teeth will be replaced as they mature, bacteria still lives in the mouth, and it is likely to spread to permanent teeth without proper care. Here are some signs that you or your child are struggling with oral health:
The good news is that there are several ways you can prevent cavities, bad breath, and gum disease from affecting your family, and June is the time to start. Children and adults should brush their teeth twice a day and avoid consuming excessively sweet and sticky substances without lots of water to rinse the teeth afterward. Flossing is an effective way to remove food particles from between the teeth, and mouthwash cleans even the most challenging to reach places in the mouth.
Oral health has a tremendous influence on the entire body, and you should do everything in your power to support a healthy mouth. Dental Expressions by Dr. Gary Bram is a widely-recognized dentist with years of experience helping families achieve brighter smiles. Dr. Bram understands what patients are going through, and he is consistently recognized for his ability to make every patient feel comfortable. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Bram, call 718-395-5331 today.