How to Maintain Good Dental Hygiene and Oral Health

posted byKore ProductsMay 25, 2021

Having good dental hygiene is part of maintaining the overall health of your body!

There are some essential steps for a good dental hygiene routine . However, neglecting them can have a negative impact on your oral health and overall health.

In this article, we are going to discuss:

How Dental Hygiene Affects Overall Health


Dental hygiene has a great impact on our overall health. You might be wondering, “How does oral health affect the health of the rest of our bodies?”

Research has shown a link between our oral health and overall health! This is because increased inflammation in the mouth is a sign of oral bacteria.

Additionally, the mouth contains a great number of bacteria and this bacteria can travel to the bloodstream, causing other health problems.

Oral inflammation has been linked to heart disease, endocarditis, and low birth weight.

How Poor Dental Hygiene Affects Oral Health


Poor dental hygiene can lead to a number of oral diseases . These diseases are very common and can be easily prevented. However, let’s discuss a few of them.

First, poor dental hygiene leads to cavities and tooth decay, which can permanently damage the teeth.

You can get a cavity when there is a plaque on the teeth from food or bacteria which begins to decay the enamel and eventually dentin.

Second, neglecting your oral care can lead to gum disease or gingivitis, which is when the gums become severely inflamed.

Gingivitis is a result of plaque buildup, which is easily preventable with proper brushing and flossing. If your gums bleed when your brush or floss, this is a sign you may have gingivitis.

If inflamed gums are neglected and untreated, the infection could get more serious, leading to periodontitis. This infection can actually spread to the other parts of the body, hence why dental hygiene affects the body as a whole.

Another sign of gum disease is increased tooth sensitivity, which you might notice when eating hot or cold foods or beverages. Although this sensitivity can be caused by other factors, such as worn down fillings or a cracked tooth, it is important to be aware that it may be signaling a more serious problem.

Additionally, you may naturally have more hypersensitive teeth. However, this can be treated with good dental hygiene and by being aware of the types of dental care products you are using. Reach for oral care that is made for sensitive teeth.

Finally, in the most severe cases, poor dental hygiene could lead to oral cancer, which could occur in the gums, tongue, lips, cheek, the floor of the mouth, and hard and soft palate.

These cancers are not usually a result of how well you brush or floss, but rather a result of lifestyle choices, such as smoking and chewing tobacco.

Ways to Maintain Good Dental Hygiene


There are a number of steps you should take to maintain good dental hygiene , many of which are easy to implement into your daily routine.

Although this may seem obvious, brush your teeth! However, many people forget to brush their teeth at night or get too lazy to do so. We have all been there.

It is recommended that you brush your teeth at least twice a day, especially at night to remove all of the food and bacteria that can accumulate in your mouth during the day.

Additionally, it is important to brush your teeth properly. Not brushing thoroughly can lead to gingivitis and gum disease. To remove the plaque, brush in circular motions.

Also, don’t forget to brush your tongue! Plaque can also build up on your tongue, causing bad breath. No one wants that!

Next, let’s talk about flossing. Not only does flossing help remove food and plaque from in between the teeth but it also helps stimulate the gums to prevent inflammation which can lead to gum disease.

Another important step in a good dental hygiene routine is mouthwash , which helps clean the areas a brush can’t reach, such as around the gums. Additionally, mouthwash reduces the acid in the mouth and helps balance the mouth.

Additionally, your dental hygiene is affected by your dietary habits. It is important to drink lots of water. It not only helps your general health but also helps remove food residue after eating.

In general, it is advised to avoid acidic and sugary foods which can both erode the enamel and lead to cavities and tooth decay. Instead, try fresh produce that is crunchy to help maintain the strength of the teeth.

Finally, it is important to visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings.

How Kore Oral Care Will Help Maintain Your Dental Hygiene


Kore oral care products have a number of bacteria-fighting natural ingredients that will help maintain good dental hygiene.

First, Kore toothpaste and mouthwash contain coconut oil which decreases plaque build-up on the teeth, as it is made up of 50% lauric acid, which kills bacteria. It can also help whiten the teeth.

Oil pulling, or swishing oil in the mouth, is a popular method for natural teeth whitening.

Additionally, Kore products contain N-Hydroxyapatite, or HA for short, as a substitute for fluoride. HA is a form of calcium that makes up the teeth and bones and can protect your teeth as well as reduce bacteria, plaque build-up and periodontitis.

Our products are also perfect for sensitive teeth and help reduce inflammation in the mouth. For example, the plant stem cells in our products have anti-inflammatory properties and the organic aloe help soothe the mouth.

Conclusion

We hope that Kore inspires you to prioritize your oral health and that our blog will help you acquire knowledge that will guide you to make healthier choices for yourself and your family.

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