Saturday, August 13

mouth care

In comparison to the other body parts, our mouth may just be a small portion but this is the most effected one. Cavities and cancer affect the mouth and the throat the most. Proper care should be taken not just to keep these diseases at bay but also to enjoy the food that we eat and to digest it well so as to derive the good effects it has on our health.
  • It is essential to rinse our mouth after every meal and credit goes to the ones who make an effort to brush their teeth after every meal. This will prevent tooth decay and diseases that affect the gum by removing the bacteria.

  • Try to brush your teeth twice a day. One in the morning when you get up and the other is before going to bed.
  • It is not always possible for the brush to reach every nook and corner of the mouth. Thus other measures should be taken. Floss or interdental cleaner should be used at least once a day to as it removes all the food the remains between the teeth, overlooked by the brush.
  • It is always a good habit to change your toothbrush every three months. Using a worn out toothbrush is equal to not brushing your teeth.
  • Nothing would better help than using toothpaste that contains fluoride. Use an antiseptic mouthwash. Mouthwash containing Chlorhexidine gluconate or Hydrogen Peroxide is the best to cure gingivitis.
  • Eating items made of sugar should be avoided as it spoils the teeth. There could be nothing more harmful to the teeth than sugar.
  • Bid adieu to smoking. You take up the risk of getting throat cancers and gum diseases. People who smoke a lot are prone to deadly diseases like periodontitis. Moreover, due to excessive smoking, medicines fail to show their reaction.
  • Too much of alcohol too causes oral and throat cancers. And if there is the consumption of alcohol and tobacco together, there is no chance of escaping cancer.
  • In case of a cavity in your tooth or a bleeding gum, it is always advisable to visit the dentist. Moreover it is also good to visit him after every six months. This not only helps to get your tooth checked up but also helps to detect the level of bones around the teeth.
There are several instances where people tend to neglect some of the problems of the tooth either due to lack of time or laziness. Some may also treat their tooth problem as something very minor. A painless bleeding after you clean your teeth may look very minor but it may be a symptom of periodontitis affecting the patient. The mouth may be too small compared to the other body parts, but the slightest swelling in the gums or the throat could be a reason for something very deadly.