ORAL HEALTH Please take care of your teeth and gums!

I am sure you know!
Brush your teeth at least twice a day and each time spend more than 3 minutes doing it.

Oral health is important and while you are at it you should share the importance with the little ones around you. Visiting a dental doctor today will prevent you from suffering, as you grow older. It is no secret that regular visits to a dentist means lower experience of dental caries and missing teeth, and better self-rated oral health. Statistics show that only half of humans focus on dental care. Are you one of them?

If you are 20, it is already past the time but never too late to start visiting a dentist. Routine visits (at any given age) give a better-than-average oral health than visit-only-when-there-is-a-problem attitude. The longer you maintain routine attendance the stronger the effect since routine dental attendance is associated with better oral health.

Did you know that…
Using your teeth as a nail clipper, biting pens and pencils, chewing ice, grinding your teeth, over brushing or even heavy smoking are strictly a “No, no”. You can destroy your gums and teeth when you use it for anything else but food. It might seem harmless but in actual fact these habits will slowly affect your overall oral health. If you continue these bad habits, your dentist will probably end up repairing or removing your teeth.

Are you afraid?
You should be if you take your oral health for granted. Most people are afraid to visit a dentist. Remember, regular visits will help you to overcome fear and prevent major repair works that will increase pain and discomfort. When it comes to oral care, prevention through regular visits is better than a painful cure.

A Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study conducted among participants from the age 18 to 26 showed that chance of tooth loss was three times more over an eight-year period for those who do not regularly visit a dentist. Other studies done across the globe generally found that irregular visits are the cause for poor oral-health-related diseases.

Your Smile is your Asset
Your SMILE & face is affected by your dental health. There are available remedies to enhance your expressions besides oral health. If your job requires you to come into contact with people constantly, you must pay your dentist a visit. This is important since your self-confidence will be affected by your teeth-structure-condition and health of gums.

The best you can do for yourself today is to visit a dentist for an evaluation. Delaying it might just not be worth it.