5 points to oral health

5 points to oral health

Oral Hygiene

The mouth is a primary entryway into the body, poor oral health can have negative consequences for the entire body. One factor which contribute to nice smile is good oral health.Healthy mouth with healthy teeth,gum also keep you in good health. Poor oral hygiene is linked to heart disease, diabetes, etc.Symptoms can worsen as blood sugar levels go haywire because of gum disease.Poor oral health has been debated as a possible cause of heart disease for many years. Poor oral health can lead to respiratory infections, pneumonia, acute bronchitis. Tooth loss can make it hard to eat a healthy diet, leading to   health troubles. 

Good oral health

  • No bleeding when brushing and flossing
  • Gums are light pink in color and firm.They may be dark due to heredity, ethnic background.
  • Pleasent breath
  • Smooth texture on teeth
  • Non-Sensitive to cold and hot

No bleeding when brushing and flossing

Gums that bleed when flossing and brushing are a sign of weakness, inaccurately cared gums with an excessive oral bacteria. If this status is not cared it can lead to gum disease and other oral-related problems in the near future. In routine brushing and flossing,  gums should not bleed.It is common to experience little bleeding while brushing and flossing.But this should not be ignored.It may be because of Dental Problems.But usually, it is because of gum disease.Normally bleeding does not pain so most of the people ignore it which is not good.Bleeding is the first indication of some problem with gums.
Bleeding gums may be because of various reasons and one should consult a dentist.

Gums are light pink and firm

When gums are not pink and they are pale or bright red.This indicates a more serious health problem.It may be because of Anemia.When there are white patches on the inside of your mouth and on gums, this condition is called Leukoplakia.Although Leukoplakia is not harmful it may cause cancer.Vist your dentist and tell about patches

Pleasent breath

Bad breath is a problem that affects most people on occasion, whether during an illness or after a meal. Foul-smelling breath is unhealthy and is typically caused by poor oral hygiene, an overgrowth or oral bacteria, or an underlying oral issue or problem within the body itself. Over 40 million people in the United States alone have a more serious condition, persistent bad breath (chronic halitosis).Brushing teeth will remove bacteria that can cause bad breath and also prevent smelly, rotting teeth. The back of tongue should also be cleaned which most of the people don”t care. One study found that brushing the tongue reduced bad breath by 70%.Rinsing mouth after every meal stops bad breath.Use of mouthwash once a day helps in keeping good breath.

Smooth Texture on teeth

The “texture” of a tooth is a description of the surface smoothness.Normally teeth should have smooth, glossy surface. Such teeth look shiny.Teeth that are gritty in texture, particularly after brushing, mean lack of oral care and improper brushing.Sometimes teeth are darker or yellowish, which nobody wants to have. Teeth may be white enough and have smooth and glossy enamel, but don’t have a regular shape.These are all cosmetic requirements and can be got treated by a cosmetic dentist.

Non Sensitive to cold and hot

Tooth sensitivity is a common dental problem.This refers to experiencing sudden, sharp flash of pain when teeth are exposed to air, cold, sweet, acidic or hot foods.The pain is sudden and sharp and may shoot into the tooth’s nerve endings.It can happen to anyone, according to Dr. Margaret Culotta-Norton, a dentist in Washington, D.C., and former president of the D.C. Dental Society.Fortunately, sensitive teeth can be treated and the condition can improve. Visit your dentist for best advise/treatment.

SURPRISE

Researchers have shown links between gum disease and several other systemic illnesses, including heart disease, diabetes, and others.While it is evident there is a relationship, there is no scientific evidence at this time to suggest a causal relationship between the two. The ADA explains that casual relationships are when two conditions might be related but are caused by a different factor. For example, smokers have a higher risk of developing a systemic condition like heart disease or gum disease than nonsmokers. However, heart disease does not cause gum disease – rather, both are caused by a different factor.

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