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The Importance of Good Oral Hygiene

Posted on 12/19/2022 by Evan
The Importance of Good Oral HygieneGood oral hygiene is essential to keep our gums and teeth healthy. Bad oral health affects the general body functioning and lowers the body's immune system. It includes habits such as regular dental checkups to examine the said condition and brushing or flossing the teeth after every meal to remove the debris.

The Activities which can be Done at Home to Maintain Good Oral Health

People are advised to brush their teeth in a less aggressive method, and it should be done regularly. Brushing teeth is a common practice for maintaining good oral hygiene brushing helps remove bacteria and plaque. The toothbrush used while brushing should have circular motions, which allow the brush to clean every corner of the mouth. Using a hard-bristled toothbrush causes the gums to bleed and damage the enamel. This can affect the sensitivity of the teeth, damage the enamel of the teeth and cause gum erosion. A toothbrush should be disposed of after three months of use.

Oral hygiene can be maintained by using fluoride. Fluoride helps in preventing tooth cavities. People should note flossing and brushing without the use of fluoride doesn't treat cavities. Flossing should be done at least once a day flossing can remove plaque between the teeth, and the toothbrush can't reach them. Flossing helps in removing food particles and preventing a foul odor.

How to Maintain Proper Hygiene at Home

Regular visits to the dentist can help one maintain good oral hygiene. During a routine dental visit, the dentist cleans the teeth and removes plaque and tartar, which has hardened the teeth avoiding gum diseases. Also, during the visit, the dentist checks the signs of other conditions and can notice them during the early stages, which is easier to manage. People should avoid smoking. Smoking lowers the body's immune system; thus, it is difficult to treat in case of a wound in the mouth.

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