Health of your mouth depicts the health of your overall body. If your mouth is healthy, your body is more likely to remain healthy, but if you have poor oral health then your body is prone to other disease too. Oral health care gives you the benefit of healthy gums, sparkling white teeth and a beautiful smile. It enhances the ability of a person to eat well, speak well, chew things properly, swallow the food easily and enjoy the luscious dishes.
The first body part that participates in digestion is your mouth. If process doesn’t go well in mouth, it creates a problem for stomach and intestine creating digestion problems. Your mouth is crowded with many bacteria most of which don’t harm. The defence system of our body and good care of mouth helps keeping an eye on bacterial growth. However, in unhygienic mouth bacteria can grow that may lead to oral infections and other diseases also.
- Heart problem
Poor oral health leads to Endocarditis. Bacteria from mouth may enter in blood stream and affect the inner lining of heart called endocardium. Research shows that oral bacteria may cause blockage in heart and lead to stroke.
- Digestion problem
The digestion of food starts with chewing and with the action of salivary gland specified as physical and chemical action. Any of the action not done properly may lead to intestine failure and constipation problems also.
- Oral and facial pain
Improper cleaning of teeth and gums can cause pain in teeth and may result in tooth loss.
- Problem in pregnant ladies
Pregnant women with gum problems may face premature birth and less birth weight.
Osteoporosis makes bones weak. Tooth loss and gum bone loss may be linked with it.
Diabetes makes gums more prone to infection. People with gum infections face difficulty in controlling their blood sugar level. More over sugar deposits plaque on teeth and makes them weak.
Poor immunity makes oral problems common in HIV patients.
- Brush your teeth at least two times in a day for two to three minutes. Use Fluoridated toothpaste for brushing.
- Floss regularly so as to remove plaque from the areas where your tooth brush is unable to reach.
- A vitamin c rich diet is required to keep your teeth healthy. You can also use lemon juice to clean your teeth and gums.
- Avoid candies, sweet chewing gums; chocolates as it may call dental emergencies because of broken teeth.
- Prefer non fizzy drinks because such drinks produces bacteria that attacks enamel of your teeth and make them weak.
- If you wish to get sparkling white teeth stop intake of coffee and tea as they stain your teeth. Rinse your mouth well and drink plenty of water if you have coffee or tea.
- Tobacco in cigarettes and other forms causes oral cancer. Stop the use of tobacco.
- Visit dentist as per your requirement to keep your teeth clean and in proper alignment. Make sure to share your other medical history with your dentist as your oral health is related with other disorders also.