If you think that skipping brushing your teeth occasionally for the greater cause of hurrying to the office or any such reason, then you must think again. If your teeth are dirty, you are inviting some more health hazards than what may seem.
Studies have suggested that tooth decay, cavities and gum disease are linked with heart diseases. They have also been associated with diabetes and stroke. This is an issue that has been seen to affect both children and elderly alike. A buildup of germs in the body and especially in the mouth must be curtailed.
The mouth is a susceptible region of the body and has ample humidity and the right temperature to let the buildup of germs that may cause cavities and tooth decay.
If the teeth are not cleaned regularly, this buildup will occur, rendering the other body defenses weaker; after all the mouth provides for the initial passage way for food.
If the teeth, which initiate the digestion process by breaking down the food into finer particles that make it easy to convert them into energy, will not be in a healthy state to do their work, how will the body get its right quota of energy and how will the immunity increase?
Follow what your mum had told you. Brush your teeth twice every day. The fluoride content in the tooth paste helps keep cavities and tooth decay away. Do not forget to brush them on the back and the front. It helps prevent the buildup of plaque behind the teeth, which you are not able to notice in the mirror.
Use a mouth wash regularly as it helps reduce the chances of gum diseases and clears all the food particles that eventually form plaque.
A nutritious diet is a mandate and it helps keeping up the immune system. Do not have a lot of food which contains sugar. Cavities are a direct result of the sugar content in your diet.
Flossing habitually is a good habit. Floss correctly, between the teeth and on the gum line and you will have reduced considerably the chances of your teeth getting dirty.