A healthy mouth contributes to overall wellness. This year take charge of your oral health and help promote a better you. With the help of your family dentist in Albuquerque, NM, you can achieve optimal oral health at any age.
Best Practices with Your Dentist in Albuquerque, NM
Dr. Lindsay Essenmacher would love to see you follow best practices this year when it comes to your dental health. Preventive dentistry is very important to maintaining a healthy smile. Best practices, according to the American Dental Association and most dentists include:
- Brushing your teeth at least twice each day
- Flossing at least twice each day
- Visiting your dentist at least twice each year for teeth exams and professional dental cleanings
Other steps to help maintain a healthy smile and a healthy body include quitting smoking, which contributes to dry mouth and gum disease.
Gum disease is a series of infections in the gum tissues that can lead to tooth loss and even systemic health issues like heart attack and stroke. Gum disease is also linked to such conditions as Alzheimer’s and rheumatoid arthritis.
The verdict is that good oral care, regular dental visits, and quitting smoking lowers your risks for tooth loss and other dental health problems.
Additionally, best practices include limiting your sugar intake to help prevent cavities and type 2 diabetes—both of which impact your smile and overall wellness.
We Are Accepting New Patients in the 87109 Area
If you’re new to the Northeast Heights, NM area, we would love to welcome you into our dental office.
Your dentist in Albuquerque, NM and her team treat patients from every age group, and we all enjoy children and families! Click here to get started.
Schedule Exams with Your Dentist in Northeast Heights, NM
If you’re ready to kick off the new year with excellent dentistry for yourself and your family, get in touch with a friendly dental team member today to schedule dental exams and teeth cleanings.