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The Key toStaying Healthy

Whole Dental Wellness in Birmingham, Michigan (MI) teaches kids and adults proper dental hygiene. Whole Dental Wellness is committed to treating the whole patient through holistic health approaches. Proper dental hygiene begins at an early age. Maintaining good oral care is paramount to staying healthy as an adult. We have served families for over 40 years and are proud to see generations of families come through our doors in Birmingham. Schedule your appointment today and let our specialist-led dental team set you and your smile up for success.

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Why dental hygiene is crucialfor long-term health

Researchers are discovering poor dental hygiene is connected with underlying health diseases. Some studies suggest the following health concerns may be related to poor dental hygiene:

  • Strokes
  • Diabetes
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart disease
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Premature birth and low birth weight

One study showed gum disease is linked to 20 to 30 different types of bacteria and cause damage to tiny blood vessels in the brain that lead to strokes and heart disease.

Brushing and Flossing

Invest in your overall health with regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups.

Your mouth is the gateway for bacteria to enter, and when this bacteria is enabled to grow or is aspirated into the lungs, serious health issues can result. For better oral care and dental hygiene Birmingham specialists at Whole Dental Wellness recommend the following tips:

Causes of dental andoral health issues

Another factor causing oral health issues is the frequent snacking of sugary foods and drinks. A diet high in sugar produces an acid-type of bacteria that erodes tooth enamel. When plaque forms at the base of your teeth, inflammation occurs and causes gingivitis. As gum disease progresses, it becomes periodontitis.

Other factors contributing to oral health issues include:

  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Family history 
  • Hormonal changes
  • Acid reflux or heartburn
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How to keep your teeth and gums healthy

Good dental hygiene begins and ends with you.

Our Birmingham dental hygienists and dentists can teach you how to care for your teeth and gums, but it is up to you to continue your dental care on a daily basis. Children will often model what their parents do, so creating a proactive dental routine in the mornings and evenings will set your child up for oral health success. Remember, routine dental checkups are essential in maintaining proper dental hygiene. If you have been treated for periodontitis, our dental team will schedule you for regular periodontal maintenance so inflammation and infection can be kept at bay.

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The Takeaway

Your overall health is dependent on the proper care of your teeth and gums.

Take the time to brush your teeth twice a day. Find a toothbrush that fits your mouth comfortably and use fluoride toothpaste. An electric toothbrush is an excellent oral hygiene option for reducing plaque and gingivitis.

Add crunchy and fibrous foods that help clean and rid your mouth of harmful bacteria and brighten your smile. Floss! It may be hard to believe, but that thin string of dental floss can save your life by preventing bacteria from getting into your bloodstream and causing severe health conditions.

Schedule your dental hygiene consultation with Whole Dental Wellness today

Your overall health and wellness begin with healthy teeth and gums.

Let our specialist-led dental team show you how to keep you and your family healthy with proper dental hygiene approaches. Avoid costly dental procedures with good oral hygiene habits. Call for your dental hygiene consultation. Our office proudly serves Birmingham and the Detroit metro area.

At Whole Dental Wellness Birmingham, our dentists understand that the health of your smile makes a huge difference in your overall wellness. We know that when your mouth is healthy, you feel it from head to toe. Experience the difference in confidence and health that comes with Whole Dental Wellness. Schedule a consultation today.

35106 Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009