Taking care of your smile is worthwhile


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Your dental health is also an important part of your physical health.

May is National Dental Care Month, a good reminder of why people should be caring about their smile.

Dental health goes far beyond just keeping gums and teeth healthy. Adult teeth are supposed to last you a lifetime, and they can with regular check-ups and appropriate treatment. Brushing and flossing regularly will keep your teeth and gums in top shape.

Bacteria and inflammation inside the mouth are linked to gum disease, but most of it is easily preventable. Gum disease can lead to several other conditions, including “health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and premature births or low-birth weight babies” (WebMD).

While you should take care of your teeth daily, May reminds us of the importance of that practice. It is also a good time to consider a career in the field of dentistry, whether as a hygienist, a dentist, or an oral surgeon. Make an appointment today to see your dentist and, if you are curious about a dental health career, make time to find out more from the people in the dental office.