Because October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here at Naran Family Dentistry we want to do our part to spread awareness of the link between poor oral health and systemic diseases, such as breast cancer. When you need a general dentist in Raleigh, NC to evaluate your oral health, we are the first choice of many of your neighbors. Our caring team of professionals offers compassion and patience to provide you optimal overall wellness, starting with your mouth.

Reasons to Practice Good Oral Hygiene

Hundreds of billions of bacteria live in your mouth. Although many are good, some can form plaque, cause cavities, and create gingivitis. This can lead to gum disease. To avoid this causing more severe illnesses and systemic diseases, you should practice good oral hygiene daily. This includes brushing twice a day, flossing, avoiding tobacco, limiting soda and alcohol, rinsing with mouthwash, and ensuring you get an adequate supply of calcium and other vitamins. 

Dental Care Basics

We provide education on the basics of promoting good oral health because we want you to be healthy and free from systemic diseases. Everyone want a beautiful smile, and that is the principal reason that oral hygiene is so critical. Poor oral hygiene leads to a host of dental and medical issues besides cancer, including:

·         Strokes

·         Bone loss

·         Heart disease

·         Periodontal disease

·         Cardiovascular disease

·         Inflammation and infections

Scheduling regular dental cleanings and exams can help prevent gum disease and other health issues. Please call us promptly if you experience any changes in your gums, such as swelling or pulling away from your teeth.

Contact Us Today

Investing in your whole-body health means taking care of your oral health first. Dr. Paresh Naran and our team of experts is standing by to provide you with an effective oral hygiene plan to ensure your overall well being. Contact us today at (919) 263-3388 to schedule an evaluation. We are happy to help!