How To Maintain Good Oral Hygiene By Brushing Your Teeth
Daily brushing and flossing as well as using a mouth rinse will increase the cleanliness of your mouth. Antimicrobial mouth rinses reduce bacteria and plaque activity which lead to gingivitis and gum disease. Fluoride mouth rinses also help to reduce and prevent tooth decay.
Brush your teeth twice a day. An electric toothbrush is more effective. When you brush, do not rush. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush that fits into your mouth comfortably. Avoid using a tootpaste that feels 'gritty'. This can cause damage to the enamel of your teeth. No need to brush vigorously because plaque is very soft, so is easily removed with lighter brushing. You might develop gum recession with hard brushing. This could expose the dentine below the layer of enamel. Dentine is a softer substance than enamal, so your teeth will be more likely to feel very sensitive. Replace your toothbrush approximately every 3 months and always keep it in a clean environment
Tips to prevent tooth decay and gum disease:
Brush your teeth twice daily, don't underestimate its importance.
Floss daily. Your brushing is not complete without flossing between each tooth to remove plaque
Reduce your sugar intake.
Swish with mouthwash.
Use fluoride toothpaste.
Brush your tongue.
Need regular check ups from Dentist.
Once a year or even every six months.
Can poor oral hygiene affect your health?
Yes it can !
Having poor oral hygiene puts a person at risk as it has been known to be connected to Heart disease. Chronic periodontal disease is known to be related to ED. Bacteria from diseased gums can get into the bloodstream and cause blood vessels to become inflamed.
How do you know if a tooth infection has spread?
If you have a fever and swelling in your face, visit your dentist or go to an emergency room. If you have trouble breathing or swallowing, seek medical assistance immediatly. These symptoms may indicate that the infection has spread deeper into your jaw and surrounding tissue or even to other areas of your body.
Infected tooth or gum
Tooth and gum infection should not be left untreated. An infection cannot go away on its own. In fact, it could spread to adjacent teeth and in severe cases, bacteria can enter the bloodstream. A tooth abscess won't go away without immediate treatment. If the abscess ruptures, the level of pain may decrease significantly. You do, however, still need dental treatment. If you have a weakened immune system and you leave a tooth abscess untreated, your risk of a spreading infection increases even more.