For many people, dental health is not a priority. It’s estimated only 64% of Americans visited the dentist in 2018, and the numbers were probably lowered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The result is that many Americans are at high risk for tooth decay and gum disease, which has been associated with other serious health problems like heart disease or diabetes later on in life.
Here are five ways to take control of your dental health.
- Mornings and evenings are full of habits. Make brushing your teeth part of your routine as soon as you get up in the morning and before you go to bed at night.
- Second, be sure to floss each day. Not only will this help you get rid of food stuck in between your teeth and prevent tooth decay, but it also has some other significant benefits like improved heart health (and even weight loss).
- Thirdly, don’t forget about the importance of regular checkups—at least twice a year, the dentist will help you catch any problems early on to prevent them from worsening.
- Finally, remember that good oral health is not just about brushing your teeth or flossing once a day—it’s also essential to maintain healthy eating habits and visit the dentist regularly.
If you have questions about maintaining your oral health, you can contact our Hagerstown, Maryland office at 301-791-1700, or our Chambersburg, Pennsylvania office at 717-264-7828.
The information provided on this website should not be used to diagnose or treat any medical condition and is not meant to take the place of professional medical advice. If you think you have a medical problem, please seek the advice of a physician. Call 911 for all medical emergencies.