Why is it important that you should brush your teeth anyway? Since we were children, our parents would always tell us to brush our teeth or they will rot and fall out. Not all of us believed them and those who didn’t has suffered the pain that cavities bring. Having cavities isn’t a fun thing, and having rotting teeth.What is the purpose why we brush our teeth? It’s really simple, we want to remove the food and the plaque that is on our teeth after eating, especially in snacks that contain sugar. The bacteria that can be found on your teeth will break down the tooth enamel which can lead to cavities. It won’t happen if you miss one brushing session, but through repeated attacks. Don’t let the bacteria attack your teeth, keep them safe by brushing.
Almost all dentist recommend finding the right fluoride toothpaste for you. There are many different brands of toothpastes with different flavors and strengths. Take a trip down to the supermarket and check them out. Aside from brushing your teeth, it is also recommended that you:
- Floss daily or at least once a day
- Drink plenty of water
- Eat a healthy diet
- Limit in between meal snacks
- Replace your toothbrush every three to four months or sooner if the bristles are already frayed or irregular
- Schedule regular dental check ups
Taking good care of your teeth will also give you the following benefits:
- You will feel more confident about talking to people knowing that your smile is perfect and your mouth smells good. Too much bacteria in your mouth can cause your mouth to smell back. And just chewing gum doesn’t kill the bacteria.
- You will also be preventing the appearance of gingivitis, or the inflammation of the gums that bleed when you brush them. It may be weird, but the only way to prevent them would be to brush them even if they are bleeding. Don’t forget to floss!
- What’s worse than gingivitis? Periodontitis! If gingivitis is left untreated, it will begin to spread and you will start to lose the alveolar bone that’s around your teeth, which will then be followed by your teeth! One day, you might just wake up to find that most of your teeth has fallen out.
- By not taking good care of your teeth, the chances of you getting an infection is also high. You see, the mouth is considered as one of the primary port of entry into your body. Food, bacteria, and almost everything can pass through the mouth.
The infection could lead to more complications such as the:
- Trench Mouth! This was popular during the world war one, when many soldiers were affected by this. It is a form of extreme gingivitis. Your mouth will be over run by bacteria (because untreated) and they will have no choice but to spread to your cheeks, lips, and even jaw bones.
- It might confuse you, but you can also get a heart attack. What? How? It’s so unrelated to your teeth, right? Well, that’s what you think. If your mouth is bleeding and overflowing with plaque and bacteria, they will eventually make their way into the bloodstream and into your heart. That’s not a good thing of course!
- And it can also lead to stroke, the bacteria will spread in the brain, which can also give you dementia. Your chances of developing dementia will increase 30% to 40%!
What’s a simple way to prevent to prevent all of the complications mentioned above? Brush your teeth twice a day!
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