A good dental hygiene routine can bring numerous positive effects on your everyday life. It does not only protect the gums and teeth, but it also has positive impacts for your health overall and well-being too. In contrast, poor dental hygiene could have negative consequences on your well-being. Particularly, maintaining a healthy oral health can help prevent dental caries (dental caries) as well as periodontitis, gingivitis, along with unpleasant breath (halitosis).
Cavities can also be described as dental decay. It is the most frequent disease in the world. It is an infectious condition that causes damage to the structure of teeth. Cavities can result in tooth loss, pain or infection, and in certain cases, death.
They are the result of bacteria which produce acid that destroys the enamel of teeth. In particular, the acid that is created in the mouth reduces the pH balance until the point that the process of demineralization is more rapid than that of mineralization. This results in tooth decay. Dental decay is irreparable. When a tooth has been damaged the tooth cannot be restored with the exception of dental procedures. The best way to prevent decay is maintaining a healthy dental routine.
Gingivitis refers to the inflammation of the gums that surround the teeth. It’s usually caused by plaque and tartar accumulation because of poor cleaning of the teeth, or from injury to the gums due to excessive flossing or brushing. If bacterial plaque builds up inside the gaps between gums and teeth bacteria create toxic chemicals which cause inflammation of the gums surrounding the teeth.
Gingivitis symptoms can include swelling gums and mouth ulcers gums that are bright purple or red shining gums, bleeding gums (even by gentle brushing) as well as itchy gums or receding gumlines. It is generally reversible however the best method to stop it is to clean your teeth with care and thoroughness every day and keep your teeth cleaned.
Oral periodontitis also known as Pyorrhea is the result of gingivitis that has not been treated. If gingivitis is left untreated for a long time it can create massive pockets to form between gums and teeth and lead to the loss of bone surrounding the teeth. Since the bone that is in the jaws is what holds teeth in the jaws, losing bone could cause teeth to loosen and then fall out. They may also require extraction because of acute infections.
The symptoms could include:
There may be occasional bleeding or redness of gums when brushing them by using dental floss, or chewing on hard food such as apples
O sporadic gum swellings which recur
Bad breath, halitosis or bad breath