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The importance of good dental hygiene from your dentist in Greensboro, NC

good dental hygiene from your dentist in Greensboro, NC

Maintaining regular visits with your dentist and practicing good dental hygiene at home goes beyond keeping your smile pretty and healthy. Many health problems can begin with symptoms in the mouth, which means your dentist may be the first person to notice a problem or determine if you are at risk for certain medical conditions. When your mouth is healthy, you have a better chance at having good overall health too.

Gum Disease

There is a strong correlation between gum disease and other health complications such as stroke and heart disease. In addition, pregnant women with gum disease are at an increased risk for pre-term labor and low birth-weight babies.

There are also other systemic diseases that can have oral symptoms such as red, inflamed gums, ulcers or dry mouth, including: diabetes, certain cancers, heart disease, and kidney disease.

Brushing and flossing regularly is the number one way to prevent gum disease. Beyond that, it’s important to keep regular dental exams so that the dentist can identify any potential signs of gum disease early while it’s easy to treat.

Poor dental hygiene and other health problems

Poor dental hygiene can lead to other health problems. Infections in the mouth can spread through the blood and cause serious problems in the heart and other major organs. Digestion problems such as IBS and intestinal failure can also begin because of poor oral health.

Tips to improve oral health

Keeping your mouth healthy doesn’t have to be hard. Follow these tips at home in addition to seeing your dentist regularly.

  • Brush your teeth twice daily, and floss every day
  • Eat a nutritious diet that includes fruits, vegetables, and whole grains
  • Avoid smoking or tobacco products

If you are in the Greensboro, NC area, call us today at (336) 383-1482 and schedule a dental exam.


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Triad Dentistry - Dr. Steven Hatcher

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A graduate from the University of North Carolina, Dr. Hatcher majored in biology and completed his undergraduate studies there. At UNC, he was awarded a cancer research grant from the National Institutes of Health after which he graduated from dental school.

Dr. Hatcher is a passionate and driven professional who strives to preserve and enhance natural beauty in every dental treatment. He is keen on developing an individualist approach when it comes to treating his patients to ensure patient care is a tailor-made experience for the comfort of each client.

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