The Importance of Oral Hygiene for Good Health
The human body is comprised of a complex system which are interconnected with other parts. Because of the way, the human body is made, one area of the body can have an impact on different parts of the body. For example, take the mouth and teeth. If you have problem with your teeth and gum, this can pose problems with other areas. Poor oral hygiene can lead to problems with diabetes, heart disease and other health issues.
To prevent these health issues, practicing good oral hygiene is very important. People at an early age should get into good practices. Regular dental visits, brushing regularly, flossing and watching what you eat are all important steps in preventing dental diseases and keeping you in good health.
To assists patients in practicing good dental hygiene, we have provided you with the following resources and additional information. Please feel free to review this information and to let us know if you have any questions on how to keep yourself healthy with good oral hygiene practices.
- Timeline of Dental Hygiene
- Oral Health – The Body Mouth Connection
- What is Oral Health?
- Brush Up on Dental Care Basics
- Oral Health Information
- Dental Hygiene Overview
- Proper Dental Care for Adults
- What You Should Do
- Child Dental Health
- Taking Care of Your Teeth by Brushing
- Brushing Your Teeth
- Importance of Brushing
- The Importance of Flossing
- How Often Should I Floss My Teeth
- Diabetes, Gum Disease, and Other Problems
- Diabetes and Your Teeth
- Guide to a Healthy Mouth
- Common Dental Problems
- Nutrition and Oral Health
- Information on Nutrition and Oral Health
- Guide to Oral Health Education
- Hygiene Resources
- Educator’s Guide to Oral Health
- Dental Health Resources
- ADA Resource Web Site