When we started our digestive system to name a very important part of the mouth (with all its components like teeth, gums, tongue, etc...), which is critical in food processing. If your mouth has a disease, our physical health will suffer, our digestion, and even our self-esteem, so then we will tell you of the importance of oral hygiene, and learn to care more.
What is oral hygiene?
The oral hygiene includes the processes that maintain our clean and healthy gums, teeth, tongue and mouth in general, allowing us to have fresh breath, keep our teeth and not be bothered. The dental hygiene must be part of our habits, making our teeth cleaned at least twice a day.
Why is oral hygiene important?
The importance of oral hygiene is that it allows us to keep our gums healthy, so that our teeth will be healthy and able to fulfill its function. Also we avoid other diseases and complications, such as:
According to the Academy of General Dentistry, there is a link between gum disease (periodontal) and health complications such as stroke and heart disease. Women with gum disease also show a higher incidence of premature birth.
Other research shows that over 90% of systemic diseases (diseases that affect several organs or whole body) have oral manifestations, including swollen gums, mouth ulcers and dry mouth. Examples of such systemic diseases as diabetes, leukemia, oral cancer, pancreatic cancer, heart disease, kidney disease, so that when we realize that oral disease, we could identify a symptom of a systemic disease and to move from our dentist to our doctor.
Poor oral health can lead to problems. If you do not take care of your teeth and gums, you may suffer oral and facial pain, tooth loss, heart problems and other major organs (for mouth infections), digestive problems that can lead to intestinal failure or bowel syndrome irritable, among others.
How I can have a good oral hygiene?
You need to go to the dentist regularly, at least twice a year, especially in children, where they saw teeth also can detect poor nutrition, impaired growth and development and a misalignment of the jaw. Home also needs to take care of your oral health every day by doing the following:
Brush your teeth for two or three minutes at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
Floss daily to remove plaque from areas your toothbrush can not reach.
Eat a healthy diet to provide the necessary nutrients (vitamins A and C in particular) to prevent gum disease.
Avoid cigarettes and smokeless snuff, which can contribute to gum disease and oral cancer.
Oral health is very important for us to be good, so we need to make us worry about the habit of brushing our teeth properly and we go to the dentist as recommended. As always, prevention is better than cure.
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