Maintaining oral health is one of the easiest ways to take care of your body. According to the
Oral Health Foundation, good oral health has many benefits to overall health including reducing
the risk of disease. Dental issues like cavities and gum disease can be painful and make eating
and speaking more difficult. Likewise, bacteria in gum disease can cause other issues throughout
the body like heart disease. Good oral health can also help prevent dementia. A 2017 study found
that people suffering from long-standing gum disease are 70 percent more likely to develop
Other health benefits aside, a healthy smile can help improve your appearance and self-
confidence as well. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry found that 48 percent of
adults are most likely to remember someone’s smile after meeting for the first time.
Maintaining oral health starts with brushing your teeth twice each day as well as flossing at least
once a day. A good diet can also help keep your smile healthy. Limiting sugar intake and
avoiding smoking and tobacco are great ways to make sure your teeth are clean and bright.
The best way to celebrate Oral Health Month is by making a dentist appointment. It is important
to be proactive with a check-up each year to be sure you are not at risk for dental problems like
cavities or gum disease.
Dr. Chau and his team at Addison Dental Group are an excellent local option for your annual
check-up this June. Dr. Chau and his team are dedicated to improving the quality of life for their
patients with a pain free, confident smile. Dr. Chau is proficient in a range of dental procedures
including cosmetic restorations and fillings as well as several more complex procedures like root
canals and surgical extractions. You can book an appointment at Addison Dental Group with this
This June, be sure to celebrate Oral Health Month by maintaining healthy habits, checking in at
your dentist and showing off your smile!