Oral health touches every aspect of our lives,  but is often taken for granted and neglected.  Your mouth is a window into the health of your body.  It can be the first place signs of a systemic disease show up.  It can display signs of infection or nutritional deficiencies.

Whether you are a young child or an aging senior, your oral health is important.  With proper oral care and hygiene, Americans are keeping their natural teeth throughout their lives.  You can minimize dental problems by brushing twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste.  In addition, cleanings in between your teeth with floss or an interdental cleaner one time a day helps minimize the potential for decay and gum-related disease.

Don’t wait until you are in pain or think something is wrong.  Maintain regular visits for cleanings and examinations.  With routine visits most dental problems can be fixed easily and inexpensively.

Take the steps today to be proactive regarding maintaining your optimal dental health.