Dental Health: The Basics You Need to Know

/ Dental Health / By Dr. Alghadban & Dr. Vo

Teeth can be the foundation of your health. They can help you communicate, chew, and smile if you are healthy and functioning properly. Dental care is sometimes one of the most under-considered aspects of our health, but it has a big impact on our overall well-being.

If you want to improve dental health but lack the knowledge or motivation to start, several dental services and products available today may help meet your needs. In this blog, we’ll discuss dental care basics necessary for excellent dental health.

The dentist – what they do

The dentist is the dental professional responsible for diagnosing, treating, and preventing dental diseases. The dentist cleans the teeth and removes any plaque or calculus buildup. The dentist may also treat cavities, fix crooked or missing teeth, and replace missing teeth with dental implants or oral surgery. In some cases, the dentist may recommend dental fluorides such as mouthwash or fluoride toothpaste to prevent or treat cavities. The priority is always to help patients get healthy, maintain their oral health, and to prevent more complicated health issues. You can enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles by caring for your dental health.

Types of dental care

Dental care is essential for healthy teeth and gums. Regular cleaning of your teeth and gums can help to prevent dental disease. When dental care is taken, dental checkups can detect any signs of dental disease and schedule regular checkups. This helps to ensure that any issues are addressed before they become severe.

Dental restoration is another essential part of dental care. This can be done if tooth decay or damage is too extensive to be fixed with cleaning and checkups alone. Dental fillings restore tooth structure and protect the teeth from future decay and damage. Finally, dental extraction is used to remove decayed or damaged teeth.

All these dental services can help you enjoy a healthy smile and mouth.

Oral health and oral hygiene

Oral health is the foundation of dental health. Proper oral hygiene is essential for good dental health. It involves brushing your teeth twice daily with a toothbrush, mouthwash, and cleaning in between the teeth with dental floss. In addition, if you are a patient with dentures or artificial teeth then you will also want to make sure you are cleaning them at home and visiting the dentist regularly to ensure proper oral hygiene.

Good oral hygiene ensures the mouth is clean and harmful bacteria-free. This can be done by using mouthwash daily, practicing good dental hygiene habits like flossing strategies or mouth rinses, and not smoking or using tobacco products. Additionally, you can help promote good oral health by teaching your children the importance of good oral hygiene from an early age.

You can also ensure that your mouth is cleaned correctly by following the guidelines provided by the dentist.

Teeth and bones – the connection

A complex network of muscles and ligaments connects teeth and bones. The mouth-body connection describes the role of dental health in overall health. That is, if your teeth are healthy, your mouth is healthy, and if your mouth is healthy, you are more likely to have good oral health. In addition, proper dental care can help prevent many problems from occurring in other areas of the body. This means brushing your teeth twice daily and visiting the dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings. 

Eating a nutritious diet with adequate amounts of vitamins B-12, D, and E and eating less junk food with high sugar content can also help keep your teeth healthy and strong. If you have concerns about your dental health, speak to our dentist to discuss the best action for your specific needs.

Diseases of the teeth and gums

  • Caries: A dental disease caused by the acid buildup of sugar in the mouth. It damages the teeth and leads to tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Gingivitis: A condition characterized by swollen, inflamed gum tissues. It is usually the result of poor oral hygiene, including not brushing and cleaning teeth properly.
  • Periodontal disease is a dental disease caused by the buildup of mouth bacteria that can lead to inflammation and the destruction of gum tissue and bone support structures.

Dental implants – a new way to smile

Dental implants are a new way to get the most natural feeling and natural looking restored smile. They’re made of titanium and placed into the jawbone. That makes them more durable and secure than traditional dentures. Dental implants can replace teeth that have deteriorated or been lost or improve the appearance of crooked or misshapen teeth. Dental implants are permanent tooth replacement which can provide you with a beautiful, healthy smile for many years. 


It’s important to be well informed about dental health in general as well as your current oral health status and goals. To achieve and maintain your healthy smile, the first step is to visit with our dentist. They will give you a comprehensive oral health checkup, assess your oral health needs, and design a treatment plan to get you in good health. This includes discussing oral health-related goals, expectations, and the services you wish to be provided with for general dentistry, orthodontic treatment, or periodontal care. 

At Complete Dental Studio, our comprehensive dental services are the perfect way to achieve the smile you want and deserve. We offer a range of options, from simple teeth cleanings to more complex procedures like dental implants and customized smile makeovers to enhance your appearance. Our experienced dentists will work with you to create a treatment plan that meets your specific oral health needs and goals. Contact us today for more information about our dental, orthodontic, and periodontal services in Boerne, TX.