Author: Patsy Adams

Oral Health – Healthy Living

As we already know that diet and exercise are essential for staying healthy. But did you know that a healthy mouth is also a necessary part of a healthy body?

Oral health issues can affect the quality of life. Oral pain, missing teeth, or mouth infections can affect how to talk, eat and behave in society. These oral health problems can reduce a person’s quality of life because they change their physical, mental and social well-being.

Oral diseases, like other diseases, need to be treated. Chronic infection, including in the mouth, is a severe problem that should not be taken lightly. However, bleeding and gum pain is often overlooked.

As per many types of research, there is a link between oral diseases and other health problems such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and stroke, respiratory diseases in the elderly, as well as premature births and premature births. Although researchers are only beginning to understand these links, there is evidence that oral diseases can exacerbate other health problems and that oral health is an essential component of healthy living.

1. Keep Your Mouth Clean

Brush twice a day

Use a soft bristle toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste

After eating, wait at least 20 to 30 minutes before brushing your teeth

Use dental floss every day

Adopt a balanced diet

Limit consumption of foods and drinks containing sugar or carbohydrates

Favor cheese, nuts, vegetables and non-acid fruits as a snack

2. Examine Your Mouth Regularly

Look for signs of gum disease:

red, shiny, swollen, painful or sensitive gums

bleeding when brushing or flossing

persistent bad breath

Look for the signs of oral cancer:

bleeding or open wounds that do not heal

white or red spots

numbness or tingling

nodules on the sides or at the base of the tongue, on the floor of the mouth or palate, inside the cheeks, on the gums or thickening of these areas of the mouth

3. Eat Healthily

It helps to strengthen teeth and gums

Favor cheese, nuts, vegetables and non-acid fruits as a snack

Brushing In The Right Way!

Regular and thorough brushing of the teeth helps to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. It helps to remove bacteria, source of cavities, and plaque that causes gum disease.

To be the safest, brushing should be done after each meal, because the bacteria begin to attack the teeth within minutes of eating. However, brush your teeth at least once a day and always before going to bed. It’s not complicated, but there is an excellent way to brush your teeth and a bad one.

How To Brush Your Teeth

Step 1

The position of the brush should be 45-degree to the teeth, placing the bristles of the toothbrush at the junction of the teeth and gums. Then, in a circular motion, massage slightly from top to bottom. Do not rub. The recession of the gums is often because we brushed our teeth too hard for years.

Use a piece of dental floss the equivalent of the distance between your hand and your shoulder.

Step 2

Clean each side of each tooth. The masticatory side, the bottom of the cheek and that of the tongue.

 Step 3

Go slowly without hurrying. Proper brushing should take 2 to 3 minutes. Try to time yourself.

Go slowly without hurrying.  Proper brushing should take 2 to 3 minutes.  Try to time yourself.

Step 4

Change your usual way of brushing your teeth. Most people still brush their teeth in the same way. This means that they are still missing the same places. Try to change your routine.

Change your usual way of brushing your teeth.  Most people still brush their teeth in the same way.  This means that they are still missing the same places.  Try to change your usual routine.

Step 5

Use a toothbrush with soft, rounded bristles. A good brush cleans better. Choose a size and shape of the brush that allows you to reach the back teeth. There are many kinds of toothbrushes, so ask your dentist to suggest the one that’s right for you. Our team recommends changing toothbrushes every three months.