Reasons Why Oral Hygiene is good for Overall Health

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Reasons Why Oral Hygiene is good for Overall Health
Reasons Why Oral Hygiene is good for Overall Health

We have created this blog as an additional information resource to our website where we can quickly share tips and provide up to date information to our readers.

In today’s first post I want to talk about some Reasons Why Oral Hygiene is good for Overall Health.

Heart Disease

First on the list is gum disease and how it is linked to heart disease. Sounds pretty scary! Well research has found that people who suffer from gum disease (periodontal disease) are twice as likely to contract coronary artery disease.

Medical experts believe it is because of the oral bacteria entering the blood stream and reaching the coronary arteries where it attaches to the fatty plaques resulting in increased chance of blood clotting. This clotting in the arteries causes a restriction in the blood flow which can lead to a heart attack.

Gum disease (periodontal disease) is a buildup of bacteria in our mouths which form as plaque on teeth. If the plaque is not removed it can become tartar which can be a big problem as brushing cannot remove this. To reduce the chance of plaque built up you must have a good brushing routine in place.

By using an electric toothbrush such as an Oral B triumph 4000 you will be able to remove twice as much plaque compared to manual brushing. Also use a good mouthwash such as Listerine after brushing to kill and remove more bacteria left after brushing.
With the combination of using an electric toothbrush and good mouthwash you will remove more plaque and bacteria. This in turn will reduce the risk of developing gum disease and heart disease.

Increase self confidence

The condition of your oral hygiene can affect your confidence negatively in a couple of ways. Firstly, poor oral hygiene can result in getting bad breath. Obviously if you have bad breath you will feel uncomfortable talking too closely to people making you feel self-conscious and knocking your confidence.

Bad breath is caused by bacteria in the mouth, most commonly bacteria that is below the gum line. It can be quite hard to remove these bacteria with a manual toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes are very effective at cleaning and removing the bacteria that is hidden below the gum line. If you use a good mouthwash after brushing, this will help further to remove this hidden, bad breath causing bacteria.

Secondly, poor oral hygiene can result in stained teeth and cavities. Personal image is a big thing these days and if you have yellow stained teeth is can really make you feel down.

The thought of people looking at your stained or decayed teeth can have a very negative impact on your self-esteem and confidence. By keeping your teeth clean and stain free can make you feel more confident and overall happier.

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