Dr. Kent E. White describes it as something of a myth that brushing and flossing can protect our teeth. That’s because oral hygiene, cleaning our teeth and gums, only addresses part of the complex problem of oral disease.
Many Factors in Oral Disease
Oral disease is like disease in any other part of the body: it is influenced by many different elements. These include:
- Oral hygiene
- Dental care
Because oral disease is influenced by all these different areas, it is best treated with a holistic dentistry approach that takes all these factors into account.