June is National Smile Month! By Dr Lee Lichtenstein

June is National Smile Month! By Dr Lee Lichtenstein

Dr Lee Lichtenstein

Throughout the year, there are countless days on the calendar that are set up in celebration of or in awareness of certain causes and traditions. June is celebrated as National Smile Month. The Oral Health Foundation raises awareness of important health issues and promotes good oral health.

The goal for this day is to increase the public’s knowledge and consciousness of the long-term health benefits related to taking care of your teeth, mouth, and gums.

Proper Dental Hygiene

Proper dental hygiene is sustained if you create a consistent dental care routine. This is more than just brushing your teeth. These routines and tips not only help with the health of your teeth, but they also help prevent gum disease and other diseases such as oral cancer. However, it is always important to stay alert for any signs that dental and oral health is declining. It is important that if you are a parent or in a position of teaching young children, you should begin teaching them about proper dental and oral care early. This will help instill good habits in their everyday life.

There are several steps you should take to prevent the formation of cavities and other harmful conditions. Some of these steps in addition to Brushing your teeth are:

  • Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste for two minutes twice daily.
  • Floss your teeth at least once a day. Cleaning between your teeth loosens bacteria.
  • Eat a healthy and tooth-friendly diet.
  • Watch what you eat – it is important to maintain a healthy balanced diet and reduce snacking.
  • Rinse out your mouth using fluoridated mouthwash.
  • Avoid oral piercings.
  • Drink fluoridated water.
  • Quit the use of tobacco products like smoking cigarettesand smokeless tobacco.
  • See your dentist regularly for cleanings twice a year.
  • It’s never too early or too late to make a positive change and improve your oral health!

These routines and tips not only help with the health of your teeth, but they also help prevent gum disease and other diseases such as oral cancer. However, it is always important to stay alert for any signs that dental and oral health is declining. It is important that if you are a parent or in a position of teaching young children, you should begin teaching them about proper dental and oral care early. This will help instill good habits in their everyday life.

By utilizing these dental and oral care techniques, you can help your body’s natural defenses and prevent these bacteria from harming your mouth and body. However, if you neglect your teeth and mouth, your body’s defenses can only do so much, which will lead to dangerous levels of bacteria buildup. While the high levels of bacteria do cause inflammation in your mouth, it can also lead to other health concerns such as:

There are preexisting conditions such as diabetes, HIV, osteoporosis, and more that can affect your oral health and can cause future conditions or concerns to develop.

Taking care of your teeth should never be overlooked and should be a priority in everybody’s personal care routine. Not only can it save your teeth, but it can also save your life.

 

Schedule your next visit with Dr Lee Lichtenstein in Holmdel. Dr. Lee Lichtenstein and his highly trained staff offer general dentistry services as well as dental treatments that can be performed using sedation dentistry and general anesthesia techniques to make patients’ experiences more pleasant and comfortable.

 

Phone: (732) 739-3337

Email :
leemlichtenstein@gmail.com

Address:

723 North Beers Street Holmdel, NJ 07733

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