This may have been scripted banter between the two characters, but it is not too far from the truth!
The most apparent manifestation of poor oral hygiene is gingivitis (inflammation of the gum) and periodontitis (inflammation affecting the tissues that support the teeth). Periodontitis can even cause you to lose your adult teeth.
But is that all?
Nope! A University of Florida study revealed the presence of live periodontal bacteria in human atherosclerotic tissue, which means, there is a strong association between development of blockages in the arteries and gum disease.
As you can see, dental hygiene isn’t to be taken lightly.
Thankfully, there are specialized professionals dedicated to preventive oral health – your friendly neighborhood Dental Hygienist!
So, what do Dental Hygienists do? They Assess, Prevent and Educate.