HEALTH TIPS: Oral Health_Prevent Mouth Odour..
There are so many people today struggling with bad breath or tooth decay.
A times the root cause is the lack of proper oral hygiene or not paying attention to one’s oral health.
Many people take their Oral health for granted because they don’t understand its importance to their overall wellbeing and the need for such.
The world health organization defines Oral health as “a state of being free from chronic mouth and facial pain,oral and throat cancer, oral infection and sores,periodontal (gum) disease,tooth decay and other diseases that limit an individual’s capacity in biting, chewing, smiling, speaking and psychological well being..
The global Burden of Disease study 2016 estimated that Oral diseases affect at least 3.58 billion people worldwide.
When contracted, these diseases affect the victims throughout their lifetime, causing pain,discomfort,impairment and even death.
This data alone provides enough reason for you to pay more attention to your Oral health which has to do with taking care of your teeth,mouth and gum.
*How to maintain oral hygiene*
The practice of keeping one’s mouth clean and free of disease and other problems is called oral hygiene.
You can as well maintain good oral health by brushing your teeth twice daily with a fluoride-containing tooth paste; flossing (cleaning between your teeth to keep gum healthy and to remove plaque and leftover food that a toothbrush can’t reach) once a day.
Replacing your toothbrush every three months.
Eating balanced diets..
Taking adequate fruits and vegetables.
Doing away with smoking and alcohol consumption.
Using protective equipment during sporting activities.
Limiting in-between meal snacks.
Regular dental check ups and and observing your mouth regularly.
Oral hygiene should be carried out regularly to enable prevention of dental diseases and bad breath.
Visit your dentist at least twice in a year for dental check ups. Such a visit can prevent dental diseases and contribute to a lifetime of good oral health.
Good oral hygiene helps to prevent bad breath, tooth decay, gum disease and keep your teeth healthy as you get older.
If you take good care of your mouth, you will not only enjoy excellent oral health, you will also be able to keep your natural teeth throughout your lifetime..