Numerous branches of medicine have appreciated the importance of our mouth. Its unique relationship with other body parts has been well accepted not merely in London but everywhere as well. Bacteria of plaque developing slowly in our mouth & gums can easily come in contact with other parts of the body.
If the plaque in our teeth and gums is unrevoked, then bacteria present in it may travel to other parts of the body.
Therefore, with much at stake, it becomes necessarily significant to have a look at our daily oral practices and how we are getting them wrong.
No importance to scraping
Ever heard the term ‘scraping.’ It simply means cleaning your tongue. If you ask a London dentist, he will suggest you first gently scrape your tongue before brushing your teeth.
Cleaning the tongue is as important as cleaning the teeth. Tongue scraping not only removes dirt but also activates taste buds.
However, this vital practice is typically overlooked by most of us. Traditionally, we consider brushing teeth enough for maintaining a germ-free mouth. Hence, tongue cleaning is as important as any other oral hygienic practice.
Improper ways of brushing
Brushing only in the morning is a grave mistake. This habit is often thought ample to curb foul smell and maintain white teeth. But we forget the considerable amount of food we consume in the entire day and whose debris gets stuck in our teeth. Hence, brushing at night cannot be taken for granted.
Also, scrubbing your teeth is not going to offer any better results. On the other hand, it may lead to enamel erosion and hurt your gum line.
Many of us either don’t floss or floss incorrectly. It helps us to remove dirt between our teeth where our toothbrush at times acts lazy.
Some people may floss fast, miss the sides of a tooth or even quit to floss at the sign of bleeding gums. Continuing the same may lead to the removal of gum tissue or creating prolonged gum sensitivity.
Having snacks all the time
Frequent munching of all those small time hunger saviours may content our taste buds as well as stomach but affect negatively our oral health.
Once in a while snacking is fine. But frequent exposure to sugar present in snacks opens up room for cavities and plaque.
To conclude, we must remember, to do the right thing, first accept what is going wrong. Without noticing the improper techniques of oral hygiene, one can never expect a fresh oral hygiene.
Refer to your learned London dentist’s advice before adopting your own oral health routine.