Good dental hygiene is very important. Most people realize that to be true. That’s why you’ve been taught since you were a little child to brush your teeth at least twice a day and remember to floss to remove food particles from between your teeth. What many people don’t realize is that brush and floss in Hattiesburg every day can have a profound effect on the health of your entire body.
When you do your regular daily brush and floss in Hattiesburg, what you’re doing is removing the bacteria from your teeth and gums. This is very important because if that bacteria is left on your teeth, it turns into dental plaque. Dental plaque is the sticky substance that you feel on your teeth in between brushing and flossing. If you don’t get rid of plaque on a regular daily basis by brushing your teeth and flossing, that plaque adheres to your teeth and turns hard. At this point, what started out as bacteria from fermented sugar in your mouth is now tartar that you actually can’t get off by yourself. Dental tartar needs to be scraped off by a dental hygienist, at our local Hattiesburg dental office, with special instruments.
Long before you find you have tartar on your teeth you should make an appointment with Dr. Tod A. Bigelow in Hattiesburg to have a dental checkup and teeth cleaning appointment. By making sure your teeth and gums are free from plaque, you will help make sure that plaque doesn’t break off and travel throughout your system. If it does, it can travel to your brain and may cause problems, like a stroke. If the plaque travels to your heart, it may cause plaque to build up and that’s really not a good thing for your health.
So why not call Dr. Bigelow at Smiles by Bigelow at (601) 582-1623 for a dental checkup today. And be sure to keep up with your brush and floss in Hattiesburg to stay as healthy as possible.