Oral care is extremely important. Good oral health can help prevent many things ranging from bad breath to gum disease.
Your mouth is highly related to overall health. If you aren’t taking care of your oral health, it can lead to many other issues. Often, oral signs and symptoms are used to detect diseases.
Keeping your mouth healthy is one of the greatest ways to holistically be and feel healthier.
How Can Poor Oral Health Affect the Body?
According to CareWell, poor oral health can affect your entire body. The negative effects range from heart disease to dementia.
What Are the Symptoms of Poor Oral Health?
Now that you know the negative effects, here are the symptoms (Source: Dr. Verma):
- Gum pain
- Bad breath
- Receding gum line
Understand Your Specific Needs
This is my personal routine and I speak boldly because it has worked for me. Everyone is different and you may have health conditions that I don’t have.
This is a relatively basic routine so it does fit most people’s needs. However, it is important to consult with your dentist or oral health specialist to understand what your specific needs are.
The Daily Routine
- Brush at least twice a day (morning and before bed)
- Floss at least once a day
- Scrape Tongue (when you brush)
That is it. Easy right? It’s an easy daily routine and if you are consistent, you will see great results.
- Change your brush every couple of months.
- Limit sugary drinks.
- Visit your dentist for regular cleanings.
- Replace your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months (Source: Mouth Healthy)
By applying these techniques and following a routine, you’ll be on your way to healthy teeth and gums. Healthy-looking teeth are also one of the best ways to instantly look better.