When it comes to basic oral hygiene we all know the drill: brush and floss like your life depends on it. But don't fool yourself, that's the least that you can do for your oral health. In addition to brushing and flossing, using a tongue scraper can help ensure your mouth is fresh and bacteria-free.
When you're brushing and flossing you are solely focusing on cleaning your teeth, but there are also millions of bacteria that collect on your tongue throughout the day. Merely brushing your tongue and using a mouthwash does little to remove these bacteria. Almost half of the bacteria in the mouth live on the surface of the tongue, and if not removed, they can cause bad breath as well as other dental health issues such as gum disease.
In a world where being stressed is considered part of the daily life, it's more than essential to take care of one's own health. This is something we're all aware of, yet when it comes to actually doing so, we don't seem to have the right idea what it's all about, and consider it more of a job - a job that once neglected can have serious consequences on the overall well-being.
Now that the world is buzzing with talks on importance of eating a well-balanced diet, and exercising enough, we have to understand health isn't just about eating plenty of fruits and veggies, and working out twice a week; it's also about probiotics, having in mind it all starts with gut health, as well as taking care of your oral health since every tooth is related to a certain organ in the body.
Although permanent teeth are meant to last a lifetime, sometimes that's simply not possible. This holds especially true for people who are faced with a killer toothache, and the tooth is already in a beyond-repair state. Tooth extraction is oftentimes the last solution to a badly damaged or decayed tooth since dentists usually do whatever it takes to save it.
Many adults are scared to get a tooth extracted, and I wholeheartedly feel for them as it's not an easy decision to make. As with everything else, there are certain pros and cons to having a dental procedure like tooth extraction Melbourne dentists suggest, and weighing your options before you go is key to ensuring you're making the best decision for your health and for your wallet.
How many times have you fallen asleep without previously brushing your teeth? Nearly half of all adult Australians admit they don't bother to brush their teeth before going to bed mainly because they're too tired or forget about it while checking Facebook, Instagram, and other social media accounts. By skipping the need to brush your teeth before going to bed, along with poor nutrition (consuming sugary drinks, junk food and food high in carbohydrates) you risk developing not only serious dental problems, but other serious diseases that could affect your overall health. Therefore, maintaining proper and regular oral hygiene is the key to ensuring a sparkling smile and well-being in general. This is not to be taken as oral hygiene is the solution to other issues, but failing to address is could be the trigger for many of them.