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Dental hygiene has been associated with the overall health of adults and children. Good oral hygiene will and should prevent dental problems and in turn will lead to an overall healthier body. Brushing your teeth everyday in the morning is an activity which most people do but after a long hard day we are so tired that sometimes we retire to bed forgetting that we had dinner and brushing teeth in the evening becomes a onetime thing. Poor oral hygiene results to bad breath. Study shows that about 50% to 60% of the working population suffers from bad breath. This is an embarrassing situation to find one in and which can be easily avoidable if one follows simple steps and regularly undertake these steps.
When food remains in your teeth for a long time, it increases the chances of tooth decay. Therefore rinsing your mouth immediately after eating is always a good habit especially if you have taken something sweet. Rinsing after every meal and brushing your teeth at a minimum of two times daily, is critical keeping off tartar and plaque at the same time. Other factors that affect oral hygiene include smoking, chewing beetle nut and tobacco. These habits not only lead to bad breath but also tooth decay, gum disease, damage to tooth enamel and finally tooth loss.
However, all these can be prevented if one strictly follows simple rules. They include drinking plenty of water, avoiding high sugar foods especially sweets and candies, brush teeth twice daily, use floss and have a regular dental checkup. Remember also to rinse your moth thoroughly after every meal.
A regular dental checkup helps to get rid of existing dental problems such as bleeding gums, missing teeth, cavities all get treated by dentist so it’s imperative to check in with your local dentist. Have herbs as natural antibiotics. Fresh aloe vela and parsley are effective in preventing bad breath. Parsley not only detoxifies your mouth but also contains chlorophyll which is well known for sweetening breath. Stay away from foods that cause bad breath such as onions, garlic, meet, cheese and fish.
Some aspect of oral health varies according to age and it’s therefore important for mothers to serve as a role model to young ones. They should occasionally check their children for signs of gum disease such as bleeding gums. One should also eat high calcium foods and also foods with vitamin C. It’s important for parents to know the importance of oral hygiene since it has been faulted to be the single most common cause of chronic childhood disease according to The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Over 50% of all 5- to 9-year-old have at least one cavity or filling and the proportion increases to 78% among 17-year-old. It should be every person’s duty and responsibility to maintain oral dental hygiene and practices should be passed on to the younger generation. Professional care is also detrimental in the maintenance of dental health. So next time you have a meal, the least thing you should do is rinse your mouth.