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June is here and that means national Oral Health Month is too! This is a great time to focus on taking better care of your pearly whites and your gums so you can have many years of healthier smiles to show off. According to the American Dental Association, dental health has come a long way since 5,000 years ago when the first known recorded dentist, Egyptian Hesi-Res took care of people’s teeth!

Dental History

-As recently as the 17th century, white enamel was starting to be used on the teeth and nitrous oxide was used to help people relax while getting dental care as comfortably as possible.

-Long before Covid-19, the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 19th century made personal protective equipment PPE a thing for dental healthcare professionals.

-And if you like reclining while your mouth is being worked on, you can thank the American dentist, Josiah Flagg, for creating the first dental chair as we know it, complete with extended armrests that held medical instruments and even an adjustable headrest.

-While the 1800s saw the beginning of toothpaste in tubes, commercial floss arrived in 1882, and in 1960, electric toothbrushes also became a thing here in the states.

Daily Dental Care

Your mouth needs daily attention because while your body can heal itself your teeth can’t! And if your teeth are in poor health, that means your body won’t be far behind because weak or missing teeth can’t properly get the nutrients you need from the food you eat. Fresh fruit and veggies and chewy meats, all need strong teeth to bite, chew and eat properly. Strong tooth roots, supported gum tissue and healthy bone all work together to keep your teeth and body healthy.

Were you aware that flossing, along with daily brushing can prolong your life expectancy by up to six years? Flossing helps get rid of harmful dental plaque and tartar so it doesn’t spread throughout your body. And while brushing is crucial, flossing helps keep your mouth healthier while protecting against heart disease, oral cancers, Alzheimer’s, kidney failure and diabetes by cleaning in between teeth and below the gum line to get rid of harmful bacteria.

Smiling With Confidence

If you’re proud of your healthy smile, show it off! You can smile without embarrassment and share your oral hygiene tips with those you love! If you have issues with your smile, now is the time to take care of them before they get worse. We are happy

Getting Dental Work

To help keep your smile in tip-top shape, be sure to visit our dentists for routine dental cleanings and exams and if problems are spotted, address them as soon as possible to prevent further damage. Denver Restorative Dentistry is a top-quality prosthodontic dental practice in the Denver metro area. Whether you need dental services from routine cleanings and exams to veneers to full-mouth reconstructions, Dr. Goggins, Dr. Aguirre, Dr. Pitz, and Dr. Poineal are here to help. Please call 303-586-1019 to learn more!