This week, May 13-19, is National Women’s Health Week. That means it’s a time set aside specifically to raise awareness of women’s health issues and the importance of prioritizing your health.
The Dentists of Omaha want to take this opportunity to remind you of the importance of your oral health. Just like the health of the rest of your body, that of your gums, teeth and mouth is vitally important. Keeping your mouth healthy means keeping it free from infection, inflammation, decay and other problems. Ultimately, this helps you avoid discomfort and the need for invasive treatments.
Here are the top tips for great oral health:
- Brush your teeth twice a day, for two minutes each time. Use gentle circular motions and be sure to brush the front, back and chewing surfaces of your teeth.
- Floss once every day. Flossing removes the food debris and plaque from in between your teeth. Use a long enough strand of floss that you have a clean section for each tooth.
- Visit the dentist for your regular appointments. During your routine appointment – typically scheduled every 6 months – our experienced hygienists clean your teeth and remove hardened plaque. The dentist will examine your teeth, gums and entire mouth to ensure it is in tip-top shape.
As busy adult women in the modern world, our own health and wellness sometimes falls by the wayside as we are busy with careers, families, passions and jam-packed schedules. This week is meant to remind us all to schedule our annual checkups, get more exercise and eat healthier. Doing so can provide benefits in the years ahead!
Is it time for your dental checkup? To arrange your appointment at one of our four Omaha dental offices, please call us at one of the following numbers:
Village Point: 402-307-6228