World Oral Health Day
World Oral Health Day – 20th March 2021
Be Proud Of Your Mouth.
Good oral health can help you live a longer, healthier life. And that is something worth taking action for.
Aside from being the main entry point for the virus that causes COVID 19, your mouth is also the first organ to be exposed to infections like the flu.
This World Oral Health Day, let’s take a look at some diet and hygiene practices that will help keep your mouth and body healthy and safe.
Good dental hygiene routine
Having a basic routine in place to take care of your mouth can have a positive impact on your general health and wellbeing.
- Wash hands with soap and water before brushing your teeth
- Brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day
- Use a fluoride toothpaste
- Floss at least once a day
- Do not rinse with water straight after brushing
- Replace your toothbrush every three months
Diet plays an important part
Along with a dental hygiene routine, a well-balanced, low-in-sugar diet can help with good oral health.
Studies show that sugar is the number one cause of tooth decay (dental caries), which like most oral health conditions can be prevented.
You can stay alert and monitor your diet by practicing the following-
- Avoid eating sugary snacks and treats between meals
- Favour water as your main drink
- Prepare and follow a well-balanced diet low in sugar and high in fruits and veggies
- Avoid ‘empty calorie’ sources like soda, juice, energy and sports drinks
- While grocery shopping, beware of sugars added to food and drinks
It’s all connected!
Our oral health is connected to the wellbeing of our body. Good oral health can help you live a longer, healthier life.
- Oral cancer – Taking good care of your mouth, reducing the intake of tobacco and alcohol, can help with reducing the chances of oral cancer.
- Diabetes – One small, but effective way of controlling diabetes is practicing good oral hygiene.
- Cardiovascular diseases – Taking good care of your heart starts with taking good care of your teeth and gums.
- Respiratory diseases – Dental infections can be linked to higher risk of pneumonia. So keep your mouth clean, and get regular dental check-ups.
- Preterm babies – Gum diseases can also be associated with higher risk of preterm and low-birthweight babies.
How can a dentist help?
Most oral health conditions are preventable and can be treated in their early stages. Regularly visiting a general dentist can help you with that. The dentist will:
- Examine your teeth, gums and mouth
- Educate you on healthy oral hygiene habits
- Provide any necessary treatment
- Work with you to help maintain your oral and general health
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