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Today, we will talk about very important question, which is why is oral health important for a woman.
Daily and regular dental hygiene is required to preserve the health of the oral cavity. This is essential for avoiding disorders of the teeth and gums. It is essential to highlight from the outset that you must visit your dentist at least twice a year for a regular check-up!
Caries, gingivitis, periodontal disease, and other common oral cavity illnesses can all be avoided if caught early enough. When signs of such disorders occur, it indicates that the condition has progressed to an advanced level and that prevention is no longer viable; thus, treatment must begin.
Most people use a manual toothbrush to brush their teeth and think that it is enough to brush their teeth three times a day for five minutes, as our parents taught us from a young age.
However, they forget that to properly and thoroughly brush their teeth, it is necessary to learn the correct brushing technique.
The brush should be held at an angle of 45 degrees, half on the gums, half on the tooth, and follow tooth by tooth with light circular movements. The bristles of the brush should be as soft as possible, and the pressure on the teeth should be minimal.
On the other hand, it has been shown that strong pressure on the gums is harmful and is one of the causes of its retraction and exposure of tooth necks, which can lead to tooth movement and even its loss, and the repair of the resulting damage requires the work of specialists and a greater number of visits to the doctor’s office.
Toothbrushes must be rinsed well after each brushing, as bacteria and food accumulate on them. Therefore, experts recommend changing them regularly – every few months, so toothbrush length should not be longer than that period.
An electric toothbrush can help us change the bad habits we do when we brush our teeth with a manual toothbrush – brushing too briefly and brushing hard-to-reach places in the oral cavity.
An electric brush is especially useful for people with some form of physical incapacity/disability.
Using specific attachments on the oral water shower, we clean the interdental spaces, the spaces around the crowns and under the bridges. The water jet washes away bacteria and food residues even in the most inaccessible places.
The spaces between the teeth should be cleaned with an interdental brush, which is excellent for removing food residues, i.e. plaque. Care should be taken not to insert it between the teeth too many times, because the sensitive gums are significantly damaged and lead to their retraction.
If it is impossible to insert a brush due to narrow spaces, you should take dental floss, which should be “passed” along one and the other wall of the tooth. The disadvantage of the thread is that it cannot completely remove the food, and injuries in the form of bleeding are common.
A water shower is also a good option for very narrow spaces between the teeth, and an additional advantage is the minimal possibility of gum damage.
Small secrets for healthier teeth are also hidden in the composition of the paste. Toothpaste re-calcifies the damaged tooth surface with each application, and it is fluoride that is beneficial because it strengthens the enamel. By the Rulebook on the Healthiness of Consumer Products, the concentration of fluoride in pastes for adults may be from 0.1 to 0.15 percent.
All pastes contain so much fluoride that it does not endanger health. Every paste can foam and thus remove impurities, but we forget about the number of preservatives and additives that would be good to avoid. So that you don’t always get bored of the same pastes and the same flavors, I recommend changing them every few months, because this way taking care of your teeth becomes an interesting part of your day, not just a boring routine.
About 20 years ago, there was a strong campaign to change dark fillings, as possible sources of mercury poisoning. It is true that in the first days after making such a filling, a little more mercury is released, but still this amount is negligible compared to the possible harmful consequences. I think it’s unnecessary to change dark fillings if they function flawlessly, unless someone wants to do it for aesthetic reasons.
The myth of lime-white teeth is illusory and the result of various sales campaigns. The results of aggressive methods are short-lived, and teeth whitened in this way soon return to their natural darker shade. Of course, not every shade of teeth with natural pigment reacts equally to whitening. If you still have black fillings, don’t worry..
It is recommended a checkup every six months, and for patients with gum problems and general systemic diseases, I recommend visiting the dentist twice as often. The reason is the latest research and recommendations of the American Dental Organization, which believes that in addition to cleaning hard (tartar) and soft (food, i.e. plaque) dental deposits, professional cleaning also removes a large part of bad bacteria from the area around the teeth, thus giving the body a break.
Professional oral hygiene is also mandatory for patients with dental implants and fixed prosthetic works for regular professional cleaning of the area around the teeth, which patients can hardly maintain on their own. Professional teeth cleaning takes 30-60 minutes, and manual and mechanical ultrasonic instruments are used to remove tartar and other deposits.
Bad breath usually has its source in the tongue. Therefore, it is necessary, along with brushing your teeth, to remove the thin white layer that has formed on your tongue. That layer is an accumulation of bacteria and it can cause several diseases and infections, and by removing that layer you improve the sense of taste and prevent bad breath.
Also, after brushing your teeth and tongue, rinse your mouth with mouthwash! It will freshen your breath and reduce the number of bacteria in your mouth.
In addition to smoking having a bad effect on your respiratory tract and cardiovascular system, it also affects the health of your oral cavity. It is almost certain that smoking will lead to stains on your teeth that harm their appearance, and these stains can only be removed by sandblasting your teeth at the dentist.
In addition to causing stains on your teeth, smoking also leads to unpleasant breath and taste in the mouth, after surgical procedures your wounds will heal more slowly, implant therapy can end unsuccessfully, and worst of all – it can lead to cancer of the oral cavity!
It’s time to get rid of that bad habit and improve the quality of your life!
Diet can also have an impact on the health of your teeth. Bacteria in the mouth develop very quickly from sugar and starch that can be found in food, and the acids produced from the damage to the enamel of the teeth. That’s why we recommend that you choose healthy foods as much as possible instead of sweet and unhealthy ones.
Some of the healthy foods that you should include in your daily diet are:
However, this does not mean that you have to eliminate sweets from your diet – all you need is to reduce the intake of such foods. Also, after consuming such foods, brush your teeth to get rid of the sugar and starch that remains on your teeth. Along with proper nutrition, it is also important to hydrate well. Drink enough water during the day to keep your oral cavity fresh, and for the health of your teeth, it is recommended to drink at least one cup of green tea a day. Ingredients that can be found in green tea, such as catechins, have a preventive effect on the formation and adhesion of harmful bacteria on the teeth.
By placing a crown or bridge on the tooth, the tooth itself is protected from plaque build-up. Increased accumulation of plaque occurs at the junction of the crown/bridge and teeth, along with the gums themselves, and that part should be washed especially well. Poor oral hygiene can impair oral health and jeopardize the durability of prosthetic work.