Importance of Oral Health Care
November 3, 2017
Oral health refers to the health of the mouth, teeth, gums, tongue and lips and related structures. It can be said that oral health is an integral part of overall health, and good oral health is very important to the quality of life for all of us.
Understanding the structure and function of the mouth is a useful starting point for the consideration of factors affecting the mouth and oral health. It is necessary to learn some basic information about the development of teeth, saliva or plaque, as well as understand the meaning of having a good dental health.
What is good oral health?
According to Dental Health Foundation of Ireland, good oral health is achieved when the teeth and the oral environment are not only healthy but also:
- comfortable and functional, that is food can be chewed thoroughly without pain or discomfort, and the teeth are not sensitive to other factors, such as cold or hot…
- social acceptability is also of importance and the mouth must not give rise to bad breath that affects other people, and the appearance of the teeth and gums should be acceptable and not give rise to embarrassment and lack of self-confidence.
- free from sources of infection which may affect general health, that is, good oral hygiene should be maintained regularly to minimize the risk of oral infections, which may adversely impact on general health.
Oral care helps prevent dangerous diseases
Did you know that many dangerous diseases are caused by oral infections? For example, gum disease can be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, bacterial pneumonia or other systemic disorders. Or worse, bad oral health can lead to cancer of the tongue, gums or oral cancer, which can be difficult for you to eat, drink, move your mouth, leading to poor health. You do not want to get these terrible diseases, right? So pay attention to caring your mouth best every day!
Source: Dental Health
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