The Real Meaning of Oral Health

For most people, the term oral health probably means ‘brushing your teeth’, ‘flossing’, and ‘going to the dentist.’ That definition of oral health isn’t wrong, necessarily, it’s just not complete.

This year, we want to help our patients learn that oral health is so much more than just going through the motions of your personal hygiene routine; It’s about being proactive and thinking ahead.

The phrase ‘New Year, New You’ is cliche but that doesn’t mean it lacks merit. Now is the time to take control of your health. Good oral health doesn’t just mean being free from gingivitis, periodontal disease, tooth decay, or oral cancer – it means being able to go about your day without pain or discomfort that stops you from living life to the fullest.

Are you happy with your smile? Do you think you’re doing everything you can to keep your teeth and mouth happy? Now is the time to ask yourself if you’re truly satisfied with the state of your dental care or if there’s more that can be done to improve your quality of life.

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