When the days get busy, dental health is often one of the first things to be forgotten. However, making the time to properly brush and floss takes less than ten minutes out of your day and the rewards will last a lifetime. Protecting your dental health against an infection or a cavity is critical, for a number of reasons.

Why You Need to Make Your Smile a Priority

  1. You want to look good. Let’s face it; we all want a smile we can be proud of. A beautiful, healthy smile is attractive and youthful. Not only do other people judge us by how we look, we judge ourselves even more harshly. Crooked, stained, or even missing teeth can be damaging to your self-esteem as well as your dental health. Also, healthy teeth are necessary for chewing. Without them, you cannot eat the wide variety of foods that provide you with nutrients.
  2. You want to preserve overall dental health. Neglecting to brush and floss properly can result in more than a cavity. Bacteria build up in the plaque on your teeth and can infect the gums (gum disease). Over time, the bacteria can cause periodontal inflammation, tooth sensitivity, bad breath, gum recession, tooth loss, and bone loss. 
  3. You want to be healthy. Poor dental health can have a negative impact on your overall health. The bacterial infection and inflammation of gum disease has been linked to a number of illnesses, including:
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Dementia
  • Respiratory illness

Tooth loss is not inevitable. You can maintain a beautiful, healthy smile throughout your lifetime with good home care and regular professional teeth cleanings and exams. For more information about improved dental health in Amherst, NY, contact our office today. Schedule a consultation with Dr. James Lesinski and let us help you get the healthy smile you deserve.