We exercise, we take care of our diet, we strictly comply with visits to the doctor for check-ups … we closely monitor our health because we are aware of the vital importance of being healthy when it comes to having a good quality of life.
A daily and quick gesture that does not take more than three minutes such as brushing your teeth, sometimes we are so lazy that we do not do it and yet we must be aware that this little routine to keep teeth healthy is much more effective in preventing diseases in our body that elaborate diets or exercise.
Having healthy teeth is the first step to good health.
We take care of oral hygiene many times as if our mouth had nothing to do with our body. But the truth is that the mouth is part of the digestive system.
And the diseases that the mouth suffers can either condition our general health (causing swelling, pain and inflammation in the teeth or gums), or precipitate the appearance or aggravate the state of other diseases, such as cardiovascular ailments or diabetes.
Why are healthy teeth so important?
Our mouth is a fundamental part of our body. We use it to chew and eat food and also to be able to speak and pronounce words correctly. We relate to others through the mouth, it keeps us alive and nourished and it is a key sensory organ for our survival.
Neglecting the health of the mouth causes oral diseases that can lead to halitosis, tooth loss, pain, and discomfort or infection. And it is precisely those oral infections that prey on neglected teeth that end up affecting the rest of the body.
In addition, poor hygiene of the mouth involves a significant loss of quality of life and can affect our relationships with others and our perception of ourselves.
How can we keep our teeth healthy?
Maintaining good dental health is not complicated. The most important thing is cleanliness. Brushing your teeth after every meal is essential to have healthy teeth.
Then complete that cleaning with dental floss or interdental brushes to remove any food that may have remained between the teeth.
And finally, rinse the mouth with a fluoride-rich mouthwash that strengthens the defences of the teeth and protects the tooth enamel.
Avoiding sweets, drinks rich in sugar, tobacco and alcohol will also help you to have healthier teeth.
And at least once a year, carry out a review of your mouth to confirm that everything is correct and that your teeth are in optimal health.
In this way, taking care of your dental health, you are taking care of your comprehensive health to enjoy the best quality of life.