Unlike other parts of our body, our mouth teems with bacteria that are mostly harmless. However, our mouth is the entry point to our digestive and respiratory tracts and some of these bacteria can lead to diseases.
Normally the body’s natural defenses and good oral health care, such as daily brushing and flossing, keep bacteria under control. However, without proper oral hygiene, bacteria can reach levels that might lead to oral infections, such as tooth decay and gum disease.
Studies suggest that oral bacteria and the inflammation associated with a severe form of gum disease (periodontitis) might play a role in some diseases. And certain diseases, such as diabetes and HIV/AIDS, can lower the body’s resistance to infection, making oral health problems more severe.
Dr. Punam Nagori, a Dental Surgeon In, Mumbai said, “Covid times are scary. I can understand people’s concern for getting dental treatments during this time. But if the dental clinic and the dentist assure you of complete sterilization, good sanitization, and complete protocol being followed, then there is no cause to worry. Go ahead and get your dental treatment done so that you can live worry-free.”
Here’s are some tips that you can follow for maintaining your oral hygiene:
TIP 1: Rinse your mouth each time you eat something so as to remove whatever is stuck between your teeth
TIP 2: Brush your teeth twice every day
TIP 3: Massage your gums each day before bedtime to maintain good gum health
TIP 4: Do not forget to visit your dentist regularly for the oral check-up so that things can be caught at the right time and treatment can be given before much is done.
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