Why Your Dental Hygiene Is Important

Serving Patients in Boston, Braintree, Quincy & Nearby Areas of Massachusetts

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The South Shore cosmetic dentists at Pinnacle Dental Aesthetics have years of experience in solving dental problems, but we’ve seen too many smiles ruined by poor dental hygiene.

Dentistry is, in many ways, a complicated field, but it’s also a fairly simple one. The best thing you can do to protect your teeth and your smile is to practice basic dental hygiene.

When you don’t practice good dental hygiene, you leave food and plaque between your teeth and gums. This quickens the development of harmful bacteria.

The toxins from this bacteria eat away at your tooth enamel, and as any dentist will tell you, that doesn’t grow back. This is how cavities develop.

When bacteria attacks your gums it is attacking the foundation of your dental health and the foundation of your teeth. This is how gingivitis and peridontitis develop. If left untreated your teeth are at risk of being lost.

Missing teeth are problems for cosmetic dentistry (lost teeth are obviously unattractive), but more importantly they’re serious health issues.

The end result of poor dental hygiene is unhealthy gums, stained teeth and many visits to the   dentist to fix these problems.

You can avoid all of this just by:

  • Brushing your teeth at least twice a day
  • Flossing daily
  • Seeing a dentist at least every six months for a cleaning and check-up

There’s no dentistry more effective than the steps you can take yourself.

If you live on the South Shore of Massachusetts and you’re looking for a skilled cosmetic dentist, please contact Pinnacle Dental Aesthetics today.