Your dentist is only a partner in helping you maintain your dental health but in the end it all depends on how well you do your part in making sure your oral health is maintained. While we focus on only the basics which includes brushing, flossing etc we are not quite sure about how often we need to carry these out or how much time we have to spend each time.
This article discusses some of the basic principles which everyone needs to follow if they want to make sure their teeth and gums remain healthy and the consequences which follow if not followed properly. These include:
All these basic, easy to follow principles make sure that there is no plaque buildup on your teeth because that is the root cause of all diseases. Adults who let plaque buildup often develop infections in the tissues around their teeth.
Consequences of poor hygiene:
If your teeth are poorly kept it helps plaque to accumulate around the teeth which causes gums to become red and inflamed. Not taking good care of your teeth and not visiting the dentist regularly could also lead to empty spaces in your teeth which would lead to destruction of bones and other tissues supporting your teeth which would lead to you losing your teeth. If you take good care of your teeth and look after them properly with often dentist checkups it would lead to reversal of early gum diseases.