What is oral health?
ADA (American Dental Association) Oral Health definition:
“Oral health is a functional, structural, aesthetic, physiologic and psychosocial state of well-being and is essential to an individual’s general health and quality of life.”
Why is oral health important?
If this unanswered question has crossed your mind, we have the response for you. Oral health is related to more than just your teeth and gum, oh no, it goes beyond that. The mouth is considering the window into the overall health of your body. That is why the ADA and Colgate team up back in 2016 to celebrate in June, more than pride month, they came up with Oral health month. Colgate oral health month campaign has the purpose of bringing awareness, make regular routine dental checkups a habit and lead by example: good oral health habits.
If we encourage the population to have good oral health habits since there are kids there is going to be less people in their adulthood thinking that you only need to visit the dentist when you are in severe dental pain.
How to improve oral health?
Let’s start with the basics: brushing and flossing is only the beginning of your way to oral health. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, aim to brush after every meal. Remember to floss your teeth, this will help remove any food particle stuck between your teeth.
Moving forward as part of the general recommendations for oral care, you should eat a healthy diet, reducing the in take of sugar. This point will not only help you improve your oral health also contributes to your overall health.
Last but not least. As part of our dentist’s role, we advise to visit your favorite dentist twice a year for routine dental checkups.
*Note that these recommendations are for general public, some indications might need to be personalized to fit the patients needs.