It takes more than the efforts of Westwood Family Dental when it comes to the care of your teeth and gums. It is up to you to brush once and floss twice a day to avoid serious dental problems. Gingivitis, which could lead to periodontal disease, and tooth decay, can cause serious issues. Research shows that poor dental health can also be attributed to other illnesses. Scientists are discovering that the inflammation that occurs from gingivitis and periodontal disease can lead to cardiovascular problems. Heart disease, stroke, and artery blockages have also been linked to oral bacteria.

Good dental hygiene begins at home. Brush and floss, eat a well-balanced diet and schedule regular check-ups with Dr. Toubian and the professional team from Westwood Family Dental.

Regular cleanings and dental exams are imperative if you want to flash those pearly whites. Regular professional cleanings are the only way to remove the calculus, or tartar, which is what traps the plaque bacteria along your gum line. After all, you change the oil in your car, why wouldn’t you see Westwood Family Dental on a regular basis.

Everyone is different, but as they say, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” When was the last time you called Westwood Family Dental?

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