Health is the real wealth, we are hearing this is our very early childhood. If a person is not healthy he / she can’t do his/her normal daily jobs. So the good health is the first priority to any human. To maintain the good health we need to follow the basic hygienes and sanitations in our daily life towards dental too. For a healthy smile, you must practice good oral hygiene every day. Brushing after meals, using antimicrobial mouthwash, and flossing at least once per day helps to keep these disease causing bacteria from reproducing in your mouth, and causing tooth decay. Good oral and dental hygiene can help prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease—and can help you keep your teeth as you get older. Researchers are also discovering new reasons to brush and floss. … Understand the importance of oral health — and its connection to your overall health. 

Every tooth in your head is costlier than a diamond. This is a little saying that we dentist go by. Now generally you’d think that is a bit of exaggeration here! I mean it’s just a tooth if it hurts take a medicine till it stops working. But, If I tell you how much effort and resource goes into making an exact replica of your tooth you’d probably agree with me here. Not only should you avoid eating sweet before bed time but one should brush before bed time as well. Eating fibrous food and flossing is another way you can take care of your tooth. Visiting a dentist every 6 months can save you from a lot of unknown diseases especially when you are a smoker or you’re a tobacco chewer ( Paan , gutka, khaini etc). paying attention to your oral health can save you from a number of disease. Educate yourself more about it. Due to lack of knowledge and awareness or probably carelessness in terms of oral health, India ranks 4th in the world with maximum number of oral cancer cases. In this new year take a pledge to pay more attention to your oral health and bring down that ranking.

According to the Dentist Smriti Shikha “The goal of proper oral hygiene is to remove or prevent formation and buildup of plaque and tartar, to prevent dental caries and periodontal disease, and to decrease the incidence of halitosis. Oral health issues like cavities and untreated tooth decay could lead to periodontal disease. And a recent study by the Journal of the American Heart Association found that the inflammation caused by periodontal disease can lead to an increased risk of heart disease” 

 

Dentist Smriti Shikha, Patna 

 

 

 

 

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