The Importance of Oral Hygiene

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One very important aspect that you should not overlook is about your dental health. Taking care of your teeth will have a significant impact on your overall health.

Neglecting your teeth not only will cause you dental and hygienic problems but will also affect your entire health especially your cardiovascular system in the long run.

If you’re having problems about bad breath, bleeding gums, dental caries and toothaches then it’s time for you to develop good oral hygiene habits and you should also visit your dentist regularly to avoid any dental surgery in the long run.

Taking good care of your teeth and gums by having good dental hygiene can also help avoid complications in the future that may jeopardize and shorten your life.

These 4 common dental problems should not be overlooked:

  1. Dental Caries or Tooth Decay

One of the most common dental problems that people encounter kids to adults is dental caries or tooth decay. It’s the kids that are usually prone to tooth decay because of their penchant for anything sweet, but adults are also prone because they’re too tired to brush their teeth at night from work or they forget or they think it’s alright to miss toothbrush sometimes.

Why are sweets prone to tooth decay? The acid forms bacteria that produce acids that can weaken and demineralised the hardest part of the tooth which is the enamel. The result is dental cavities or tooth “crater” holes if these acids are not neutralized and cleansed from the tooth surfaces.

  1. Cavities

Cavities are quite common and expected if dental caries is left untreated for a long time. Cavities can cause toothaches because the acids are able to eat through the enamel and reaching the dentin and cementum area up to the pulp which is sensitive to hot, cold, sour or sweet due to exposed nerve endings and blood vessels that are irritated by the bacteria.

If left untreated again this will lead to the death of pulp tissue that will cause infection or a dental abscess.

  1. Gingivitis

Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gum tissue caused by bacteria that are left to thrive in the gum line. Again, this happens when dental hygiene is neglected and the result is a build-up of biofilm that forms a plaque along the gum line.

Gingivitis is also called a non-destructive periodontal disease but if left untreated, this will lead to periodontists. Periodontists is a serious and destructive periodontal disease. Common signs of gingivitis are bleeding and swollen gums, gums that appear bright red or purple and are usually painful to touch.

 It is a scientific fact that bleeding gums can be linked to cardiovascular disease because of bacteria entering the blood vessels found in your tooth pulp and entering the bloodstream.

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If you have any of these problems then it’s about time for you to rethink and re-evaluate your dental hygiene habits. Also, you should start visiting your dentist regularly. Don’t wait for your dental problems to progress if you don’t want any dental surgery performed on you