Good Oral Hygiene by Best Dentist in Kalyani Nagar Dr. Smita Wagh

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Good oral hygiene and dental health do improve one's overall general health by reducing the risks of serious diseases.

Importance of good oral hygiene:
The pain associated with tooth problems if not attended in time may worsen suddenly, incapacitating oneself of his routine chores even sometimes leading to severe mental depression.

Good oral hygiene lowes the risk of heart diseases - neglected hygiene of mouth cavity makes it the dirtiest organ of the body. chronic infection from gum diseases has been associated with the development of cardiovascular problems.

Good oral hygiene reduces the risk of infection and inflammation in one's body - poor oral hygiene and periodontal diseases are associated with the development of respiratory infections.

Diabetes and Oral Health:
Diabetes makes one's body less able to fight against infections resulting in serious gum diseases like gingivitis, periodontitis. One is also at the risk of fungal infection in mouth called 'oral candidiasis or thrush'

Women and oral health:
Women are more prone to develop periodontal diseases at certain stages if their lifetime(puberty, pregnancy, lactation, menopause and taking oral contraceptive pills) due to their hormonal changes. Unexplained loosening of teeth may be an initial sign of postmenopausal osteoporosis.

Boosts one's self-esteem:
Decayed teeth and gums diseases are often associated not only with an unsightly mouth but a bad breath also. So, it can affect one's confidence and self-esteem.

Dr. Smita Wagh
Dentist and Dental Implants Surgeon
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