Perhaps it is late into the night and all you want to do is crash on to your pillow without brushing your teeth. Before you allow yourself to skip out on this chore, let’s discuss why brushing is so important. Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD has been providing quality dental care for over 30 years to his patients in the Atlanta, Vinings and Marietta area, and he will tell anyone that a person’s oral hygiene is the number one factor in his or her oral health.
Brushing the teeth regularly not only prevents bad breath and makes the teeth whiter; it also helps to prevent tooth decay. What many people may not know is that tooth decay has direct links to heart attacks and strokes, making it vital that regular tooth brushing be done. Bacteria naturally grow in the mouth, and when it is not removed on a regular basis, it can cause infections. Abscessed teeth that become infected can easily send the infection in the blood stream directly to the heart, lungs, and even the brain. Brushing reduces the number of bacteria in the mouth and removes plaque that builds up on the teeth.
Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD wants to partner with you to improve your brushing technique in order to keep your entire mouth as healthy as possible. Dr. Suway is a dedicated specialist who is able to clean and examine the teeth for signs of bacterial infections and other oral health problems that can lead to serious overall health issues. Before you skip out on your nightly routine of brushing (and hopefully flossing, too), understand that how you care for your mouth affects how you care for your entire body. Dr. Suway understands this relationship and wants to help you have a healthy smile.