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Did you know that when you take steps for improving your dental health, you are improving your whole body as well?  Dental halth in Scottsdale is an important part of your overall health, and there are steps you can take to increase your chances of having a happy, healthy mouth and a healthy body.

While it’s always a good idea to get your regular checkups, there are also steps you should be taking at home in between those visits to ensure a healthier mouth and better overall health.  When it comes to your overall wellness, keeping your mouth clean and germ free is an important step to reducing your chances of becoming ill or developing certain types of diseases, including periodontal disease.  One of the easiest ways to keep your mouth clean is to regularly floss.  While this may seem like an easy step, it’s one habit that so many people still skip, so take steps that make it easier to include in your routine, including stocking up on floss when it’s on sale so that you can stash in everywhere and making it a habit to floss after every meal.  Keep it in the car, in your purse or briefcase, so that you are always prepared so that you never have an excuse not to floss.

Brushing with a high quality electronic toothbrush at least twice a day is also a good way to protect your dental health and keep those germs at bay.  Reducing plaque and tartar buildup helps keep your teeth healthy in between your regular cleanings and helps reduce your chances of developing gum disease down the road.  Keep your mouth healthy and your dental visits will also be easier, with much less of the dreaded plaque scraping and fewer cavities that need to be filled.

Taking the time to take care of your dental health is well worth the health benefits and you’ll look and feel better in the end.  Talk with your dentist for additional ways that you can improve your dental health.