WHAT IS ORAL HEALTH?
Oral health is related to the food or diet that you take in orally from your mouth. It is related to every aspect of our lives but is often ignored. The mouth is actually a window into the health of your body. Therefore, it completely depends on your whatever you take in. If you take in something unhealthy, it will affect your body. Therefore, It is crucial to get healthy food in through your mouth. Irrespective of your age, whether you’re 15 years old or 60 years old, oral health is very important.
ORAL HEALTH AND DENTIST APPOINTMENT : Overall Health
There are a lot of people who believe that there’s a need to see the dentist only when they get a toothache. This is actually a misconception that people have since ages. People should pay a visit to the dentist regularly as we eat so much yet we don’t care that there’s food that gets left behind which can cause cavity etc. Moreover, people have the habit of avoiding what the dentist says. They don’t listen to him or take his advice non-seriously but they are unaware they’ll end with horrible consequences if they continue to do so.
PRACTICE OF GOOD ORAL HYGIENE:
There are so many ways to keep yourself orally healthy. It is very important to brush your teeth. Not once but at least twice a day that is once in the morning and once before going to bed. Use fluoride toothpaste that cleans your teeth properly by killing most of the germs and bacteria. Hygiene doesn’t only end with brushing your teeth properly. It is very important to change your toothbrush every three or four months even if you keep it safely and clean it properly, you still have to replace it on monthly basis.
We get so busy with our jobs that we forget to keep track of our health especially orally. Therefore, It is important to schedule regular checkups with the dentist.
ORAL AND DENTAL PROBLEM SYMPTOMS:
If you’re undergoing any of these signs mentioned below, it’s time for you to visit the dentist.
- The tender areas in the mouth are taking ages to heal, you need help.
- Bleeding gums after brushing or flossing.
- Feeling a sudden shiver that’s sensitivity when cold or warm items come in contact with teeth.
- Teeth feel too loose, that they may fall out.
- Pain in gums, when chewing or biting any food item.
- Broken or cracked teeth.
- Dry mouth on frequent bases.
If any of the above mentioned symptoms are confirmed with high grade fever or if your face or neck feels swelled up, its time for you to seek emergency medical treatment.
The oral cavity collects all kinds of viruses, bacteria’s, and fungi. Some of them pertain in your mouth forever. This is caused by smoking and poor brushing habits.