Oral health: useful tips for a healthy mouth

Keep about healthy teeth and, among other very interesting aspects, to know how prevent cavities it is something practically fundamental and important if you want to enjoy a correct oral health.

Ideally, from a young age, both teachers and parents themselves should teach children about the basic guidelines to follow when making a correct oral health.

And is that a few years later, if this does not happen, many dentists are faced with a crushing reality: either the young do not know how to properly wash their mouths (and therefore maintain good oral and dental health), or not they wash them when and how they should.

In fact, as stated by the World Health Organization, "maintaining adequate oral health is essential to enjoy good health and a good quality of life", as it helps us to take care of our oral and dental health, preventing most periodontal diseases that usually occur as a result of poor hygiene.

Guidelines for proper oral health

  • You must use a dental brush approved by Health, and appropriate to our own gums and our personal tastes. In this sense, we can find a variety of brushes that range from medium to high, in a matter of hardness.
  • You should brush your teeth for at least two minutes and stand on each tooth for about thirty seconds.
  • A toothbrush should be used every time we brush our teeth. In this way, we will avoid food between them, and above all avoid the formation of plaque and tartar.
  • It is advisable to use a mouthwash before and after brushing. Used before, we will help to expel the remains of food that have remained in most of the teeth, and will help to eliminate bacteria from the mouth.
  • You should wash your teeth every time you eat, within 20 minutes. From this moment, the plate begins to form.
  • It is preferable to go at least once a year to the dentist, so that we perform a dental check-up and a cleaning.

Other useful tips to prevent oral diseases

Following the advice of the World Health Organization itself, there are other useful tips that can be of great help in preventing the onset of diseases and oral diseases:

  • Reduce the consumption of sugars, especially among the smallest of the house.
  • Stop smoking and reduce alcohol consumption, which helps reduce the risk of cancer of the oral cavity, tooth loss and periodontal diseases.
  • Follow a balanced diet, rich in fruits and vegetables, which protect against cancer of the oral cavity.

What are the most common causes of oral disease?

The maintenance, for years, of poor oral hygiene derives, over time, in the appearance of various diseases and oral conditions, which can result not only in discomfort and painful symptoms, but even in the dental loss itself. It is, in fact, the main cause.

And, among the different risk factors related to most oral diseases (at least, with the most common and common), we can mention especially the bad health. In addition to other factors such as: smoking, alcohol consumption, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases.

So, for example, the one known as dental caries it becomes one of the most common affections, which in most cases is often accompanied by a sensation of discomfort and / or pain. However, did you know that it is a condition that can be easily prevented?

It is enough to brush your teeth every time you eat and keep a low concentration of fluoride in the oral cavity constantly, using mouthwash and toothpaste often.

Images of Istockphoto. This article is published for informational purposes only. It can not and should not replace the consultation with a Physician. We advise you to consult your Trusted Doctor.

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