Oral health is a determining factor in preventing diseases that affect teeth, tongue and gums, with possible repercussions on the general health of the person.
Inattention to proper dental cleaning can lead to various diseases, such as gingivitis, periodontitis, halitosis and cavities, all of them related, to a greater or lesser extent, to the presence of bacteria.
- Gingivitis is the accumulation of plaque from bacteria, causing inflammation and bleeding at the gum line. In the most severe cases, it can affect the alveolar bone, increasing the risk of tooth loss
- Periodontitis is the condition of the set of ligaments that fix the tooth to the jawbone. It is a consequence of the aggravation of an untreated gingivitis and the main cause for which teeth loosen and fall in adults.
- Halitosis is a very common disorder that causes bad breath. It can be caused by gum disease, plaque formation, or dry mouth. If oral hygiene practices do not eliminate the bad smell, you should go to the dentist to identify the origin of the disorder
- Tooth decay is the disease that most affects teeth and if not treated properly, it can destroy teeth and kill central nerves. Early detection can prevent the patient from having a root canal or the removal of the damaged tooth.
Although they are part of the basic cleaning we need to stay healthy personally and socially, many times we postpone oral hygiene habits or spend less time on them than they require.
We all know about the importance of brushing your teeth after every meal, for periods of two to three minutes, exercising the right movements.
We also know about the importance of tongue brushing and mouthwash, which are intended to eliminate bacteria that build up and cause bad breath. It is also decisive to prevent some diseases.
In addition, prior to mouth rinsing, it is important to use dental floss, to remove the food that remains between the spaces that separate the teeth.
But all these basic practices may be insufficient to prevent the formation of bacterial plaque and tartar, so a clean and impeccable denture also demands a systematic deep cleaning.
The recommendation is one to two dental cleanings per year, to remove tartar. The reason for frequent and systematic cleaning is explained by the fact that tartar (colonies of bacteria covered by minerals) grows very quickly and, once hardened and adhered to the tooth, does not come off with regular brushing.