Don’t worry about a few wrinkles. Make a youthful smile top priority.

Cavities. Tooth discoloration or tooth loss. Periodontal disease.
By ignoring daily oral hygiene practices, harmful bacteria puts smiles at risk.

Dr. Matt Kavanaugh, Indiana, Indianapolis, shared this advice, and more in a recent blog:

“The simplest thing you can do to keep Father Time at bay is to practice good oral hygiene habits. Brushing twice a day and flossing regularly promotes healthy teeth and gums and keeps your smile looking and feeling clean. If we ignore these simple habits, we put our smiles at risk of harmful bacteria which can lead to unsightly effects.”

He recommends maintaining good oral health throughout your life as it preserves the appearance of your smile, but more importantly preserves your overall health.

“Bleeding gums caused by periodontal disease can allow bacteria from your mouth to enter your bloodstream and affect other parts of the body. Research suggests gum disease can increase our risk for serious health problems, including Diabetes, Endocarditis and cardiovascular disease, Osteoporosis, Strokes, and Alzheimer’s Disease.”

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