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Dental Hygiene and Its Vitality

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It is a known fact that a beautiful and ­­­­­­­healthy smile helps one to look younger and more attractive. Stained and missing teeth are considered a sign of aging, whereas straight, clean, pearly whites make for a more beautiful and attractive looking smile hence ultimately giving one a younger look.

Dental hygiene is essential for a person’s overall health. Since our mouth is a gateway to the inside of our body, it is of absolute need that you keep it clean and healthy. A dirty and polluted mouth, which is not often brushed or flossed, may lead to a lot of health problems, not just regarding the mouth but stomach and other various parts of your body.

For many who care about their looks, and take them seriously, oral hygiene is only about their smile. These people need to understand the vitality of gum care as well. Aching and bleeding gums could be a huge pain. Also, they might be indication of other severe health problems like a low platelet count (thrombocytopenia), Leukemia, Cirrhosis, etc.


So it is essential that you take all the necessary precautions to prevent your teeth from decaying and your gums from bleeding. The most common things to do are:

  • Regular visits to your dentist
  • Brushing twice a day
  • Flossing after every meal

Vitality of dental hygiene and Periodontal diseases

Almost 80% of just Americans suffer from some kind of periodontal disease. This is an alarming percentage and people should be aware of this. Tooth decay, gum inflammation and bacterial build-up in the mouth are all processes, which happen quietly over time. Hence you need to pay special attention to your oral hygiene.

Broken and discolored teeth

 Everybody knows that broken or missing teeth are a sign of old age. People usually employ artificial teeth, which appear to be like real teeth but are actually made by a denturist using a combination of tissue shaded powders. These help the people with missing teeth regain their confidence and also look younger in the process.

Stained or discolored teeth are also a major problem which is being faced by almost 85% of the population of the world. These people usually comprise of those who do not have ample amount of time to spend on themselves. They brush their teeth in a hassle and do not give enough time to this process. It is essential that you brush your teeth for at least 3 minutes or more in order to clean your teeth properly. After brushing you might also want to use a mouthwash, to wash away any bacteria which may cause bad breath, bleeding gums and various other dental problems.


Inflammation of the gums is also a side effect of bacterial infection in the mouth. This happens as a result of tiny bits of food getting stuck between teeth and the bacterial growth on them. These bacteria then enter the blood vessels, which are present in the teeth causing intense pain and inflammation.

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