The Importance Of Oral Health
Good dental health is one of the things that we usually do not put a lot of importance on. Marshfield Clinic and LH Prime Cebu reiterate the value of good oral health. Your mouth contains your teeth, your gums, and your tongue. So while you take care of your body with what you eat, you should do the same and take care of how you clean your mouth, gums, and tongue.
Here are the top 3 highly recommended steps you need to do to have better oral health:
- Start with having a dentist and having a regular check-up once a year, better if you could have two, which would really depend on your dentist and the health of your teeth.
- Take the time to have your teeth checked especially if you have crooked teeth, cavities, constant bleeding of gums, or any other problems you feel that affect speech, chewing, eating, and many others. Any problems that your mouth is experiencing will always manifest itself, and worse if it does with bad breath.
- Choose a toothbrush that you feel is most comfortable for your teeth and gums. While your dentist would recommend the best type of toothbrush, you know your gum’s sensitivity best. Some people like using the ‘hard’ type of toothbrush with hard bristles. Some like choosing soft and then there’s medium. More importantly, don’t hurry when you brush your teeth. Give it a good 2-3 minutes making sure you brush each tooth and include your gums and tongue as well. Floss and make sure you include this in your daily oral hygiene.
There are probably many more steps that should be included in taking good care of your oral hygiene. After a lab test in a diagnostic clinic in Cebu, results show that poor oral hygiene actually led to complications to the heart and other internal body parts.
It is easy to know internal problems you may experience when you feel pain, but LH Prime Cebu always reiterates prevention is better than cure. We can’t say it any louder and with more emphasis. Please take care of your mouth. Love your teeth and love your gums.