Maintaining proper Dental Care
Maintaining proper dental hygiene is an important factor in a person’s overall health. Regular dental cleanings are one of the simplest forms of dental hygiene. They may also be the most overlooked. This may be partly because many people do not yet understand all the benefits of dental cleanings.
Dental Cleanings are beneficial in more than just having cleaner teeth and a brighter smile, although those are great benefits too. Bad dental care will often times result in many other forms of illness. Many people do not understand that the health problems they have are because of this. Bad dental hygiene has been reported to cause illness from strokes and diabetes to heart disease and respiratory disorders.
Teeth cleaning are usually painless and quick, most only take about 45 minutes or so. Many people that fear the dentist don’t seem to be affected in the same ways when it comes to a cleaning. This is because a cleaning is less invasive and patients understand the procedure a little more than the others.
Tooth decay and bad breath are among the most understood reasons for dental cleanings. But, they are not the only reasons. Poor dental hygiene is often related to how a person handles responsibility overall. This may come as a surprise to you but it’s true. Recent studies have shown employers are less likely to employ someone with bad poor dental hygiene. Even though they know it is not directly related to one’s ability to perform on the job tasks.
Employers state their reasoning behind this to be due to time off work. These employers say that they would think anyone with bad hygiene of any kind but especially dental would be more likely to miss out on work due to hospitalization or regular appointments.
In early 2008 states in the Mid-West began an initiative to create better dental hygiene in their regions. This initiative involved free regular check up funded by the state. Perhaps the most questionable method used in this initiative the use of fluoride in the water systems. State legislators agreed to put small amounts of fluoride in the drinking water in order to stop tooth decay and strengthen teeth. They later found this to be ineffective. Some legislators were quoted as saying “too little too late” While others believe the exact opposite to be true.
Some Dental professionals in the mid west believe that officials agreed without proper knowledge of fluoride or dental hygiene. They believe some fluoride in the drinking water could have helped their community. But, say too much was used, therefore causing a reverse affect and actually increasing the probability for tooth decay.