What is necessary for a healthy smile?

To the question “What does a person do when he feels good?”, everyone immediately answers – “smiles”. Indeed, a smile is an indicator of positive emotions, good mood and joy. But that is far from all. A beautiful smile is the key to success, active social communication, confidence and openness.

A white smile is not only an aesthetic effect and an indicator of a person’s emotional state, but also a sign of good health.

Dangers of sick teeth

Doctors have long established a close connection between various diseases and the condition of human teeth. Sick teeth can lead to:

– to frequent sore throats and SARS. Insufficient oral hygiene contributes to the penetration of disease-causing viruses to the respiratory organs, which leads to chronic forms of sinusitis and tonsillitis, bronchitis and pneumonia;

– to severe gastritis. Diseased teeth cannot cope with the task of fully chewing food that reaches the stomach insufficiently chewed;

– heart diseases. Microbes that have multiplied in a diseased tooth can penetrate into the circulatory system, cause damage to the walls of arteries, which disrupts blood circulation;

– to diabetes. Oral infections can lead to metabolic disorders and pancreatic disease;

– during pregnancy, they can provoke damage to the placenta and infection of the fetus.

Dental hygiene

To prevent diseases and preserve teeth, it is necessary to take care of them and a healthy diet. First of all, you need to follow the rules of hygiene:

  1. Brush your teeth regularly and rinse your mouth after every meal.
  2. Change the toothbrush at least once every three months. When choosing a new toothbrush, you should pay attention to hardness. A brush that is too hard can damage the enamel of the teeth and cause wounds to the gums, which will lead to tooth disease.
  3. Toothpaste is also subject to periodic change, as disease-causing microbes have the ability to adapt to substances that affect them. For children, it is important to buy a special paste, such as Cheerio Gel.

Healthy nutrition is the key to healthy teeth:

  1. Raw vegetables and fruits must be present in the diet, as they help clean teeth from plaque and tartar.
  2. You should limit the consumption of sweet food, because bacteria multiply well in this environment.
  3. Limit drinking hot coffee, strong tea and chocolate. They destroy tooth enamel.
  4. It is necessary to give preference to products containing calcium and phosphorus (cheese, cottage cheese, milk, spinach, fish and seafood), consume citrus fruits and sweet pepper, which contribute to reducing gum bleeding.

Preventive examinations and treatment of teeth

Following the rules of hygiene and a healthy diet does not mean that you do not need to visit the dentist. Preventive examinations by a specialist will make it possible to detect the onset of the disease at an early stage and start timely treatment. And if you have a toothache, do not delay, take painkillers (for example, Brufen) and make an appointment at the dental clinic you have chosen for yourself!