Why is dental hygiene important?

Here at well:o we’re pretty passionate about dental hygiene and preventive oral care. That’s why we make it easy for you to book a hygiene appointment, without seeing a dentist first.

You might be asking yourself: why is it important to take care of my teeth now, when they seem just fine? Let’s explore this:

Your Smile Matters: ‘A smile is the shortest distance between two people.’ We love this quote from Danish comedian Victor Borge, and we couldn’t agree more. Smiling releases feel-good chemicals, and lifts the spirits of those around you. Good oral hygiene gives you the confidence to keep smiling: maintaining a brighter smile, fresher breath, and healthier-looking gums.

Preventive = Smart: Think of preventive oral care like insurance for your teeth. By taking simple steps now — like brushing twice a day, flossing, and having regular appointments with a dental professional — you’re preventing potential problems down the road. All our experience tells us that it’s much easier to prevent issues than fix them later.

Save Money, Save Teeth: Dental treatments can get pricey. By taking care of your teeth now, you might be saving yourself from costly procedures in the future.

Oral Health / Overall Health: There’s increasing evidence of the role your oral health plays in your overall well-being. Poor oral hygiene might contribute to other health issues like heart disease, diabetes, or even respiratory problems. By taking care of your teeth, you’re also looking out for your overall health. 

Dental hygiene isn’t just about avoiding cavities (although that’s a bonus). It’s about feeling confident, saving money, and staying healthy overall. Think of taking care of your teeth now as an investment in your future self.