The FDI World Dental Federation has unveiled its three-year theme for its WOHD (World Oral Health Day) event that will encourage people worldwide to be proud of their mouth. Part of this event is to educate individuals on the need to adopt perfect oral hygiene and reduce the risk factors, like smoking and eating unhealthy food.
With the theme in mind, FDI is also hoping to encourage individuals to take care of their mouths, and by doing so, they may protect their general wellbeing and health. People can be able to support the WOHD in the next three years through social media marketing and online #MouthProud custom poster tool that allows individuals to make a personal commitment and prioritize oral health because of the following reasons:
- Avoid Tooth Loss
Tooth loss is among the most popular dental problems for adults and kids. Poor dental hygiene is the main cause of tooth loss. The plaque buildup caused by having poor oral hygiene can lead to severe gum infection or tooth decay that results in tooth loss.
Proper and regular flossing and brushing will prevent plaque from building up. However, flossing and brushing will not be enough to make sure that your oral hygiene and health are in good shape. This means you will also need to schedule a professional dental cleaning two times a year.
- Reduce Gum Disease Risks
People who don’t floss and brush their teeth regularly are vulnerable to conditions like periodontitis and gingivitis. With time, these conditions may result in bad breath, swelling, and bleeding, among other problems.
By sticking to regular checkups and your daily hygiene routine will help you to avoid these oral problems.
- Detect Diseases Early
The key to having the luxury of oral health and dental hygiene is to regularly visit your dentist. A good dentist can detect a whole lot more than cavities by conducting comprehensive tests.
Some of the issues and diseases a good dentist may detect through tests include:
- Oral cancers
- Heart disease
- Tooth grinding
- Acid reflux
- Prevent Bad Breath
According to dental studies, approximately 85% of individuals with halitosis – bad breath have a dental problem. Perfect oral hygiene is important to prevent bad breath.
To maintain good oral health, you need to go for checkups and clean your mouth regularly.
- Avoid Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s is linked to bad oral health. When you neglect your gums, they become inflamed. This inflammation triggers the production of chemicals, which travel to the brain.
When faced with prolonged exposure to these chemicals, some parts of your brain will start to deteriorate. With time, you can have a memory loss. Although flossing and brushing will not entirely prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s or dementia, they will be a great starting point in promoting your body’s general health.
The global health sector is developing on the back of a growing incorporation and technological advancement tools. Dental health is no exception to this.
Good oral health is a key indicator of the quality of life, overall health, and wellbeing. Whether you want to avoid Alzheimer’s or tooth loss and bad breath, WOHD strategies and brushing your teeth will help you have perfect oral health.