We are doing our part to spread awareness of the link between poor oral health and systemic diseases, particularly because October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you are searching for a general dentist in Kennewick, WA, look no further than A Family Dental Center. Our number one priority is your oral health and hygiene habits. We are a compassionate team of caring professionals, focusing on ensuring your overall wellbeing, starting with a healthy mouth and smile.  

The Importance of Oral Hygiene

Developing and maintaining a good oral hygiene routine can help prevent plaque and tartar buildup, which are the two main causes of periodontal disease and tooth decay. Poor oral health allows billions of bacteria to erode your teeth, which can lead to inflammation in other areas of your body. We can help create an oral hygiene plan that works for you.  

Preventing Gum Disease

When bacteria in plaque build up between your teeth and gums, inflammation occurs. If left untreated, it can cause the supporting bone structure to deteriorate. While this can lead to tooth loss and gum recession, it can also contribute to heart disease, diabetes, and other serious conditions. Periodontal disease can be prevented by making sure you add the following habits to your oral hygiene daily routine:  

 ·         Brush your teeth at least twice a day.
 ·         Rinse with mouthwash to remove remaining food particles.
 ·         Floss between your teeth and along the gum line.
 ·         Quit smoking and maintain a healthy weight.  

If you notice any changes in your gums or experience any changes in your overall health, please call us. We are here to help!  

Contact Us Today

Dr. Andrew Mohlman and our staff at A Family Dental Center are happy to evaluate your oral health. We can work with you to create an oral hygiene plan to help prevent systemic diseases. Contact us today at (509) 590-0072 to schedule an appointment now.