Have you wondered why people have bad health or tooth decay?
In most cases, the root cause is the lack of proper oral hygiene or disregard for ones oral health. Many people take their oral health for granted because they don’t realize how important it is their overall wellbeing.
The world Health Organization defines oral health as, ” a state of being free from chronic mouth and ficual pain, oral and throat cancer, oral infection and sore, periodontal (gum) disease , tooth decay, tooth loss, and other diseasand disorder that limit an individual’s capacity in biting, chewing smiling, speaking, and psychosocial wellbeing.
The Global burden of disease study 2016 estimated that the total oral diseases affected at least 3.58 billion people worldwide.
When contracted, these diseases affect the Victims throughout their lifetime, causing pain , discomfort, impairment and even death.
This data alone provides enough reason for you to give proper attention to your oral hygiene which involves talking care of your mouth, teeth, and gum.
You can maintain good oral health by brushing your teeth twice daily with a flouride- containing toothpaste ; flossing (cleaning between your teeth to keep gum healthy and to remove plague and leftover food that a brush can’t reach) once a day; replacing your toothbrush every three months; eating balanced diet; taking adequate fruits and vegetables; doing away with smoking and alcohol consumption ; using protective equipment during sporting activities ; u limiting in -between meal snack ; regular dental check -up and observing your mouth regularly.
Oral hygiene should be carried out regularly to enable prevention of dental diseases and bad breath.
You should visit you dentist at least twice in a year for medical check -up.
Such a visit can prevent dental diseases and contribute to a lifetime of good oral health.
Good oral hygiene helps to prevent bad breath, tooth decay, gum diseases and keep your teeth healthy as you get older.
If you take good care if your mouth, you will not only enjoy good oral health, you will also be able to keep your natural teeth throughout your lifetime.