Oral Hygiene and its Importance – Elite Dental Care Tracy


18 June 2020

Oral Hygiene and its Importance – Elite Dental Care Tracy

An Irish proverb says, “A good laugh and a long sleep are the perfect mantras for good health.”

“Health is wealth,” is an old quote taught to us since our childhood, and as said by an author, old is gold, the importance of the meaning in the proverb subsists even in the digital generation.
Dentists state that oral hygiene is the path laid for overall health. It is better not to neglect it.
So, maintain oral hygiene for overall health to lead a happy life.
Start your day by brushing your teeth and have a good night by brushing your teeth as your last activity.

What is Oral health?
Oral health is taking good care of your teeth and gums in the mouth. It avoids bad breath, bacteria accumulation, tooth decay, plaque inflammation, or any other issues in the oral cavity.
To take good care, brush twice a day and floss regularly to keep a dentist away.
It should be a traditional practice instilled in children from their childhood and adults should practice daily for a proper dentition, in the present and the old age.

A few tips for a healthy brushing:

  • Use a brush that is electronic or battery-operated.
  • Buy a long length brush to reach the corners of your mouth.
  • Attach the brush to your hand with a band to have grip while brushing.

Apart from all these precautions, diet also plays a vital role in oral hygiene.

Diet concerns for oral hygiene:

  • Eat non-sticky foods.
  • Have more green veggies, and foods with a sufficient volume of calcium, fluoride, vitamins, and minerals.
  • Avoid junk, sugary, acidic, and coloured foods.
  • Chew the food equally on both sides of your teeth.
  • Do not let your mouth dry this shelters the bacteria, plaque, cavity-accumulation in the teeth.

These are the basic terms to maintain oral hygiene. It is essential to practice these terms religiously in our busy lives for proper oral care.

Why is it important to practice oral hygiene?
Oral hygiene is an asset and beneficial to people who practice healthy tips in their daily routine.
Here are the top 5 points that prove the significance of oral hygiene.

  1. Confident Smile 🙂 

First and Foremost reason to practice oral hygiene is, it gives you the confidence to smile.
Generally, people with bad oral hygiene are embarrassed to talk or smile openly in crowds (relatives, friends, or business, etc.).
A smile matters a lot to any individual in their life.
Bad Oral hygiene affects the social life, personal life, and professional life of people.
A healthy smile creates an adorable visual appearance, positive feeling, and a good impression of a person.
Maintain oral hygiene for a beautiful smile and live happily.

  1. Halitosis:

Halitosis is bad breath. It is an indication of poor oral hygiene.
As soon as you observe the bad breath, try to rule out the reasons, and get the treatment asap.
A few habits that result in bad breath:
Avoid eating excess sugary, acidic, tobacco, junk foods, etc.
Quit habits like smoking and drinking.
Try a few home remedies to cure the bad breath if it is the initial stage or consult a dentist immediately for treatment.
Untreated halitosis leads to complicated oral issues.

  1. Periodontal disease:

Brush and floss regularly to avoid dental issues like the accumulation of bacteria, plaque, tooth decay, inflammation in the teeth, Gingivitis, etc.
These diseases are mild forms of periodontal disease. If they are left untreated, they turn into a severe form of periodontal disease.
Periodontitis is a phase where the cavities damage the gums, soft tissues, roots, and the jawbone, which leads to the extraction of the tooth and create further complications.

  1. Healthy Delivery:

We see many premature or underweight deliveries of babies.
Pregnant mothers should have healthy gums to have a happy delivery and a healthy baby.
Research says that 1 in 4 women could have premature or underweight delivery if they have poor oral health that is gum diseases.
Keep a check on your oral hygiene while you plan to conceive because the acids or chemicals generated due to gum diseases bring on the labor pains quicker than the expected delivery date.
Maintain good oral hygiene to have a healthy and happy delivery.

  1. Health risks:

The human body is full of complexities. All the body parts are interconnected and interrelated to each other.
If you have bacteria accumulated in the gums of the teeth for a longer time, it enters into the bloodstream and releases a protein that thickens the blood.
The thick blood is likely to form clots. The heart does not get the required oxygen and nutrients, and this in the risk of heart attacks.
As the blood flows all over the body, the thick blood creates blocks and obstructs the blood from entering into the brain. It causes sudden brain stroke.
Recent research has stated that gum diseases also cause diabetes.
All these attacks due to gum diseases are serious and life-taking, so try to cure your gum diseases in the initial stages.
If you maintain oral hygiene, you can avoid these threats and live happily with a beautiful smile.

Though we have good oral hygiene, everybody has to face the dentist with a complaint for at least once in a lifetime, for reasons like genetics (heredity), tooth sensitivity, milk teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, age, etc. These are unavoided natural issues.
However, the other major issues can be handled by us if we take some extra care.
If you have any of these oral issues that have attacked your dentition, initially try to cure them with some home remedies. In case they are not curable at home, consult your dentist for treatment immediately to avoid further complications.

Note: Home remedies work as an effective medicine on oral issues only if they are in the early stages.
Do not miss the scheduled dental check-ups as the doctors clean with professional products and instruments.

Our teeth play a vital role in our lives. They help us chew and digest our food.
Teeth help us with clarity in the speech and give a proper shape to our faces.
Do not neglect or be lazy to take care of your oral hygiene.
Our entire body system depends upon our oral activity and health.
Folks, put some efforts to maintain oral hygiene, for your benefit.
Be healthy, Be strong.
Happy living!!!
Elite Dental Care, Tracy is one of the best hospitals to gather more information about oral hygiene, or for any oral treatment, you will get the best services at our hospital as customers’ satisfaction is our priority.
Reach us on: info@theelitedental.com
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