Benefits Of Dental Hygiene

September 22, 2016

Think you already know all about the benefits of dental hygiene? If you answered, “Yes, it keeps my smile clean!” then you certainly have the overall idea down pat. What you might not know, however, is just how that benefits you or what it really means for the life of your smile. To help you out on becoming much more attuned to the exceptional advantages you reap from brushing and flossing, we offer up some insightful details.

You Avoid Hygiene-Related Diseases

Dental hygiene, as simple as it is, will literally stop hygiene-related illnesses from developing. Why? Well, your hygiene is aimed and plaque removal. The cause of many, many oral diseases like decay and gingivitis? Plaque buildup. See? Simple.

You Keep Your Fresh Breath

Just like the bacteria in plaque can lead to serious illnesses and inflammation in your mouth, they can also lead to bad breath. Whether you’re failing to brush your teeth or your tongue or you’re choosing to ignore the flossing part of your dental hygiene, you are leaving bacteria within your mouth. As they stay put, they release bad smells. The result? Gross breath.

You Avoid Long-Term Side Effects

Let’s say you’re really laid back about dental hygiene. Initially, your problems will begin as decay and gingivitis. Eventually, these problems will destroy your teeth, seriously damage your gums, and the outlook can become quite bleak. Tooth loss and jawbone damage can occur. Keep your smile clean and healthy and you have nothing to worry about.

You Clear Away Stain Causers

Dental hygiene can help you keep your teeth shining and white, too, because you’re removing the particles that cause stains when you eat or drink.


At Lake Orion Family Dentistry, Dr. Brad Greenfield works to improve patients’ wellbeing, as well as their oral health, and he is proud to offer holistic, 100% metal-free dentistry. To learn more, or to schedule a dental appointment, call our office in Lake Orion, MI, today at 248-693-6213. We proudly welcome patients and families from around Lake Orion, MI, as well as Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills, Clarkston, Oxford, all surrounding communities.

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