Control centre mouth - Why oral health is important
You've probably heard that oral health is closely linked to your overall health, but have you ever thought about why that is? The mouth is actually a kind of "control centre" for the human body. The mouth and oral flora have many important functions. In today's blog post, we will take a closer look at why oral health is so important and what you can do to improve your oral health.
The importance of oral health
Good oral health is important because the mouth is closely connected to many other body systems. Poor oral health, for example, can lead to bacteria entering your body and causing infections. But that's not all, poor oral health can also lead to inflammation in the body, which in turn can increase the risk of
- Cardiovascular diseases,
- diabetes and even certain types of
Another important aspect to consider in this context is that poor oral health can also affect your self-esteem and social relationships. Dental problems, such as cavities, gingivitis and missing teeth, can make you feel insecure and withdraw from social activities.
What you can do to improve your oral health
Fortunately, there are many simple steps you can take to improve your oral health. Here are some tips:
- Brush your teeth regularly: Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and our emmi®-dent ultrasonic toothbrush. Use dental floss or interdental brushes to remove plaque and bacteria in between brushing.
- Use a mouthwash: A mouthwash can help reduce bacteria in the mouth and prevent bad breath. This is especially useful when you are on the go.
- Avoid sugar and acid: Sugar and acid can cause tooth decay and damage your teeth. Avoid sugary foods and drinks, and drink acidic drinks like soda or energy drinks in moderation.
- Visit your dentist regularly: Regular dental and dental hygienist check-ups are important to detect and treat early signs of oral problems.
- Take care of your dentures: If you wear dentures, make sure you clean and care for them regularly.
- Take care of your teeth and gums: Good dental care includes not only brushing your teeth, but also taking care of your gums. Make sure you clean your gums gently and avoid brushing too hard.
In summary, oral health plays an important role in overall health and well-being. By taking simple steps such as regular dental care, eating a balanced diet, visiting the dentist regularly and taking care of dentures, you can improve your oral health and thereby improve your overall health and quality of life.