Because you only see your dentist for regular dental cleanings, or when you have a dental concern, you may be unaware of the impact that oral health has on the rest of the body. Working with your dentist in Highland to prevent oral decay and restore function and beauty when necessary benefits not only the smile, but also the entire body.
The mouth is an important part of the body. It is used to express emotion and to communicate with others. A healthy smile is viewed by the majority of the population as an important social and professional asset. In the mouth is where the digestive process gets its start. This part of the body faces environmental factors that can travel through this portal to other body parts. Some substances, such as water or food, we want to pass through the mouth. Other elements, like harmful bacteria, we want to eliminate before they can spread.
We can reduce their numbers and decrease their potential impact on teeth, gums, and areas like the lymph or respiratory systems. It is for this reason that teamwork with your dentist in Highland is so important. Dr. Vines works to help you achieve your aesthetic goals and gives you the tools necessary to sustain your best health through preventative measures that halt the progression of decay, inflammation, or infection.
Much of what is done for optimal oral health happens at home. During your routine visits with Dr. Vines, you will be able to discuss any issues you are facing, and receive specific details on effective oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing always have been and will always be the most important tasks in maintaining a healthy, dazzling smile. It is important that these tasks be carried out mindfully, with attention given to each tooth. Living in such a busy time, it can be tempting to rush through the process of brushing and flossing teeth, but these are the very practices that eliminate the bacteria that threaten both oral and general health.
You are deserving of a beautiful smile and incredible health. Contact us to schedule your next dental visit.