Do you know what that slimy layer is in your dog’s water bowl? It’s called biofilm! It is a thin, film made up of a bacterial matrix that adheres to most surfaces. Guess what?? That same bacterial matrix is found on your teeth. You may know it as plaque.
The team at Smile Essentials feels it is important to educate our patients about the correlation between your oral health and your general health. The bacteria, found in biofilm, is linked to many systemic diseases such as Cardiovascular Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Respiratory Diseases, low birth weight babies, Type 2 Diabetes and Colorectal Cancer.
In addition to reducing the risk of disease, managing the bacterial environment (biofilm) is an essential component in fighting gum and periodontal disease.
Practicing homecare such as brushing 2-3 times a day and flossing nightly is imperative in maintaining your oral health. In addition, it is imperative that you visit Smile Essentials for regular cleanings and exams.
Call us today to schedule a visit with me for an evaluation of your oral health.