Hello, and welcome to the Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry blog. Our dentists work hard to keep the teeth and gums of each of our patients healthy, so they have a perfect smile.
Teeth may seem like bone, but they are actually living structures. Inside that hard exterior is complex system of tissue. The teeth themselves are anchored to your jaw by ligaments and a material called cementum.
Because there is so much more to teeth than meets the eye, we urge our patients to take good care of them by brushing and flossing twice a day, and by visiting our office twice a year. Our hygienists will remove any accumulation of plaque and tartar that has built up, and we will give your teeth and gums a thorough inspection.
Why is this all so important? Because research has shown there is a connection between the health of your teeth and your overall physical health. In short, a healthy mouth can help you maintain a healthy body.