Oral health is as important as other medical care. There are several diseases and problems linked to tooth decay and inadequate oral health. Unluckily, people ignore oral health and visit a dentist when they have a toothache.
Many people think that regular brushing is enough for dental health and they neglect other necessary steps towards oral health. This perception may cause an adverse effect on oral and overall human health. Since childbirth, it is necessary to clean off baby`s mouth with a cotton swab or medicated oral cleaning wipe at least once a day. Unfortunately, parents lave this step and later on a complaint about digestive issues, and throat infections among infants and toddlers.
Use of quality toothpaste and mouthwash is highly recommended for oral care. Toothpaste and regular brushing remove the food particles whereas cleaning agent in toothpaste shield from discoloration, bacteria and decays for a long time. Dental frost after food intake can clean particles from gaps between two teeth. All these practices are very general, yet people ignore these.
Once the tooth is decayed, it is essential to clean it in early stages. When a decayed tooth is left dirty, it may cause tooth decay in nearby teeth resulting in damaging 3 to 6 teeth in a row. Tooth decay can also cause severe pain due to which you may suffer from fever. In case of tooth decay, it is necessary to visit a dentist. In early stages, tooth decay can be treated by just removing some layers of the affected area. But when it starts causing cavities (holes), it requires more complicated procedures.
Once the tooth decay hits the gum or nerves area, it cannot be treated anymore. The only way to stop more decay or pain is a root canal. The process of the root canal is basically disconnecting the nerves or no more live nerves. Tooth removal is the last resort in case of tooth decay. A regular visit to a dentist can save you from the painful process of a root canal or tooth removal.
Other oral issues caused by consumption of tea, coffee, tobacco, betelnut, cold drinks, fizzy drinks and wine are like slow killers for oral health. Their effect is slow but harsh for teeth and mouth. These products can cause a series of issues from discoloration of teeth till mouth cancer. A regular visit to a dentist and continuous cleaning can save you from severe diseases.
A little investment over oral health and some time from your daily routine can give you not only god oral health but also improves overall human health.