Oral Hygiene

Oral hygiene.

Clean teeth and a well-groomed smile speak volumes when it comes to getting to know a person. Without having to do more than smile, we can tell if a person takes care of themselves and care for themselves or not. Hence, in addition to health-related factors, lies the importance and necessity of maintaining good oral hygiene.

We have been told since we were children that we should brush our teeth after every meal, and many times we have seen this practice as something annoying and unnecessary. Until the moment we feel discomfort inside our mouth, then we go to the dentist and find out that we have dental decays that are capable of leaving us edentulous. At that moment we get scared.

It is not necessary to get to that point. We must give the value it deserves to a good tooth brushing technique, the use of dental floss, and mouthwashes. Only this, and regular preventive visits to the dentist, is what will guarantee us to enjoy completely healthy and strong teeth.

It is really necessary and important to brush your teeth at least twice a day, both in the morning and at night, with a toothbrush preferably with soft bristles and fluoride toothpaste, which help prevent the appearance and spread of tooth decay in the mouth.

Brushing your teeth properly will not take you more than two minutes, and these two minutes can guarantee you a healthy mouth and strong teeth for the rest of your life. So you can say it is like an investment in your oral health.

What is meant by good oral hygiene?

Good oral hygiene is one that ensures that your teeth are completely clean, with healthy gum coloration, and good breath.

The moment you notice that your gums bleed when you brush or that they are swollen and painful. Or when you start to have bad breath that would not go away, you should see your dentist. This is an indication that something abnormal is going on inside your mouth and is probably due to poor oral hygiene techniques.

The dentist is the only person who will provide you with the special techniques and care to ensure your oral health, and thus prevent the appearance and spread of unwanted microorganisms.

Results from poor oral hygiene technique.

Dental decay is a very serious and very common disease that affects most people around the world.

It is for this reason that is very important to emphasize the importance of maintaining good oral health. Dental decay is capable of damaging teeth so much that there will be no choice but to extract them and replace them with false teeth.

If you apply a bad oral hygiene technique, the first thing that can appear in the oral cavity is dental decay. These are microorganisms that are generated from the accumulation of food on the teeth and are responsible for attacking the tooth enamel. Dental decay gradually damages the dental piece until they reach the pulp, and this would affect the nerve of the tooth in such a way that if it is in a very advanced stage, it can be lost.

Although dental decay is the best known oral disease, there are also very serious periodontal diseases, such as gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis causes inflammation and bleeding in the gums, due to food debris produced by dental plaque. And periodontitis is a more advanced stage of gingivitis, in which it affects the tissues that support the tooth to such an extent that it can result in the tooth falling out. Both diseases not only affect the tooth, but also the surrounding tissues and the bone structure of the jaws. If in an extremely advanced case, it can also affect the heart.

In addition to dental decay, gingivitis, and periodontitis, there is a condition that is also very serious, namely halitosis. Halitosis is bad breath, and although it does not always have to do with oral problems, in most cases it is due to this. Having a bad breath can affect a person a lot, both in their self-esteem and socially.


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