Maintenance Of Oral Hygiene
How to maintain the oral Hygiene??
Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth and teeth clean to prevent dental problems
Poor oral hygiene
Poor oral hygiene can result in any of the following conditions:
- Dental cavities
- Periodontal disease
- Bad breath (halitosis)
Dental cavities or Tooth decay
Tooth Decay is damage that occurs when germs (bacteria) in your mouth make acids that eat away at a tooth. It can lead to a hole in the tooth, called a cavity. If not treated, tooth decay can cause pain, infection, and tooth loss.
Gingivitis means inflammation of the gums — is the initial stage of gum disease and the easiest to treat
Periodontitis, also known as gum disease and pyorrhea, is a set of inflammatory diseases affecting the tissues surrounding the teeth. Periodontitis involves progressive loss of the alveolar bone around the teeth, and if left untreated, can lead to the loosening and subsequent loss of teeth.
Bad Breath or Hallitosis
Bad breath, or halitosis, is an unpleasant smell coming from the mouth.
Oral Health is Directly Related to the following
Heart disease and stroke
Preterm low birth weight babies
Different ways to maintain your oral hygiene
- Brush the teeth and gums for two minutes at least twice a day.
- Floss the teeth daily.
- Avoid smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco products.
- Use toothpaste and mouthwash products that contain fluoride.
- Avoid sugary foods and drinks.
- Eat a well-balanced diet for optimum nutrition.
Avoid cigarette and tobacco
USE PROPER TOOTH PASTE AND MOUTH WASH
Avoid sticky foods & Aerated Drinks
Include Lots of Fruits and Vegetables in your Diet
Most importantly visit your Dentist every six months once
After all ‘SMILE” is a Curve that sets everything straight.
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