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The Importance of Dental Hygiene

A Vital Part of Dental Care

Dental hygiene helps you preserve your charming smile in an effortless way. Despite this, not many people comprehend the importance and the concept of dental hygiene.

Dental hygienists help you prevent gum disease and tooth decay. They work with you to help keep your mouth healthy, helping you attain and maintain oral health and making an important contribution to your overall health.

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal (gum) disease is one of the most common human diseases. The signs of gum disease may include bleeding or swollen gums. It's an infectious condition that can result in the destruction of gum tissue and bone. If left untreated, the bacteria that causes gum disease may travel through the blood stream, increasing the chance of heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease and pregnancy complications.

The link between oral infections and other diseases in the body is becoming well documented and accepted within the health care community. This link underscores the importance of good oral hygiene and the role dental hygienists play in preventing oral disease.

Maintaining Dental Hygiene

To sustain a satisfactory level of dental hygiene, you need to embrace the following activities in your dental hygiene plan.

1. Take care of your teeth. Your teeth are truly valuable and, with the purpose of keeping them in excellent condition, you need to brush them on a regular basis at least twice a day. Use a soft toothbrush and use toothpaste that is most appropriate for your teeth. You can also visit your dentist regularly to avoid any problems in the future.

2. Flossing is a trouble-free activity that can assist in preventing tooth decay and reduce your chances of halitosis (bad breath). Flossing eliminates plaque and food remnants and is therefore a crucial part of dental hygiene.

3. Rinse with a mouthwash after brushing to avoid plaque buildup, gum disease, bad breath and to prevent cavities.

4. Take care of your tongue. Foul breath is almost constantly the consequence of an unclean tongue. To avoid this, you can wash your mouth comprehensively while cleaning the tongue.

5. Brush for at least two minutes every time to carefully clean all tooth surfaces. Brush your tongue also using a back-to-front sweeping technique to take out food particles.

6. Choose the right toothbrush. Nowadays there are multiple toothbrush varieties to select from. However, gentle bristles with rounded ends are recommended for children as they provide children with tender cleaning of teeth and protect their fragile gum tissues. For adults, most dentists advocate a soft-bristle toothbrush for getting rid of plaque to fight cavities and avoid gum ailment. Most dentists suggest changing your toothbrush every three months. Electric toothbrushes are very beneficial in maintaining oral health. They are available for all ages.

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Dental hygiene is dependent on your daily routine as well as your nutritional lifestyle. Eat the correct kinds of food and reduce your intake of coffee, tea, juice, pop and wine (culprits of causing stains on your teeth), as well as avoid smoking. You can truly have optimal dental health and hygiene for several years to come!

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