The Consequences of Avoiding Oral Care

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You probably understand that there are a number of things you might be able to do if you’d like to keep your teeth healthy. For example, you may have heard that you should brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes at a time. Similarly, you might know that you should visit our dentist for a routine checkup every six months. While you probably know that these steps are important, did you know what impact neglecting your oral care can have on your teeth or on your overall health?

Naturally, if you don’t brush or floss your teeth, you may ultimately have to deal with tooth decay and gum disease. Each of these issues can actually be very serious. In fact, either of these problems could ultimately make tooth extraction a necessity. However, would you be surprised to learn that not cleaning your teeth well can also impact your enamel? If your enamel is gone, you’ll actually be even more vulnerable to these problems. If you visit our team, we can also help you avoid these problems. When you visit us, we can also remove stains that could impact the color of your pearly whites.

Sadly, gum disease can actually lead to a number of other complications. For instance, would you be surprised to hear that individuals with gum disease are also more likely to have heart problems? Similarly, if you have gum disease, you could also have respiratory problems, lung disease, high blood pressure, and other problems.

Are you interested in learning more about caring for your teeth in Stoneham, Massachusetts? Are you interested in scheduling an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Carrie Guernsey? If so, we invite you to give North Shore Family Dentistry a call at 781-662-1999. We look forward to hearing from you soon.