The Importance of Regularly Brushing Your Teeth

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The Importance of Regularly Brushing Your Teeth

Every professional dentist will stress that patients should brush their teeth on a regular basis. Not only is this important to avoid cavities and to enjoy a healthy smile, but proper oral hygiene may actually stave off some potentially serious conditions.

Many of these will come as a bit of a surprise, so let us take a closer look at the potential results associated with failing to brush our teeth.

– Studies have found that an infection known as HPV is caused by high levels of bacteria within the mouth. This accounts for nearly 80 per cent of oral cancer diagnoses.

– Improper cleaning techniques can lead to gingivitis and even periodontal disease.

– Some studies have linked cases of dementia to improper or infrequent cleaning techniques.

“Gum and other oral diseases are often linked to HPV, an infection that accounts for almost 80 percent of all oral cancers.”

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Dr. Biju Philip

Dr. Philip (GMC No: 6072826) is a medical doctor with more than 20 years experience, of which 13 years has been in the field of Anaesthetics and Critical Care. He has also undergone extensive training in Dental Sedation and Facial Aesthetics, including Botox and dermal filler treatments, which he now practices in our dental surgery in Exning. He also works as an Anaesthetist at West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St. Edmunds.