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With the holidays fast approaching it’s easy for people to lose track of important tasks. Oral hygiene is essential to a healthy smile and often over looked. With sugar on the rise, cavities are not far behind, which can lead to poor oral health. That is why it’s more important than ever to maintain proper oral care so you don’t find yourself with rotting teeth during this holiday season.

Oral care is necessary for your oral health. Here are three reasons to brush up on taking care of your teeth:

1.Periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is another name for gum disease and can put a huge damper on your holiday season if left untreated. Gum disease can cause your teeth to become loose, your gums to pull away from your teeth, your teeth to become sensitive, your gums to become swollen, and have bad breath.

2.Cavity protection. Preventing cavities is extremely important because cavities can cause you to lose your teeth. If cavities are left untreated you could result in losing a tooth.

3.Cancer prevention. By visiting your dentist twice a year, your dentist can check for signs of oral cancer or any other oral health concerns. Make sure you visit your dentist regularly to prevent bad things from happening, or becoming worse.

As you can see there are important reasons to brush up on your oral care. Don’t let this holiday pass without making sure you are taking proper care of your teeth. If you have questions about your smile please call our office at 563-263-9082 and schedule an appointment.