The Importance Of Oral Health

During the past several decades, doctors have stressed the importance of oral health and diseases that can occur because of the lack of good oral hygiene. The mouth is often called the gateway to good health and it’s important to keep your gums and teeth is an non-infectious state and therefore healthy. The importance of oral health is indeed key to the health of your overall body. A person can’t be physically fit if the teeth and gums are full of bacteria.

There is nothing more beautiful than a large smile, and a person who has ignored the importance of oral health usually will not openly smile, but will smile with the mouth closed, as I did for many years.

While eating, the food that is left in your mouth creates plaque, a substance which turns into a concrete substance within twenty-four hours. This plague is full of bacteria that can destroy your gum tissue, eat away your teeth, and enter your bloodstream. This bacteria can then lodge within the arteries of your body and cause a heart attack.

It’s recommended that you should brush at least twice daily and also use dental floss. Food becomes lodged within your teeth and the only way to dissolve it is to floss.

Preventive steps of having the teeth professionally cleaned, using the right toothbrush and the proper toothpaste, flossing, using a water pic, small brushes between the teeth, and mouthwashes with fluoride, will aid a person to maintaining and keeping their teeth for a lifetime.

At the very least, teeth should be professionally cleaned at least once per year. There are other people, with special problems such as gingivitis or pyorrhea, who see their dentist two to four times a year to save their teeth, as I have been doing for the past four years. Because of the lack of good oral hygiene, many people don’t go to the dentist. You must remember that you’re not alone, and that the dentist sees people everyday who have ignored their teeth. You shouldn’t be ashamed to see your dentist because there is a good possibility that your teeth can still be saved.

Please visit my blog at for more about maintaining oral health. I’m a person who has had terrible problems with my teeth, and I understand that it’s not easy to keep your teeth, but with vigilance and money it can be done.

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