4 Diseases You Can Have If You Don’t Brush and Floss Your Teeth

March 5, 2014 9:50 am96 commentsViews: 183

By Dentist Imus Cavite

Every day we can see television commercials about proper dental care. I am sure you have heard this song of a toothpaste TV commercial, “Brush, Brush, and Brush three times a day. Brush, Brush, Brush…” This song is very popular in children and also with adults. The message of this commercial aside from telling the viewers to buy their product, is to remind us to take time to brush our teeth. I hope more than entertaining us; the message had reached us to take the effort to brush our teeth after our meals.

Our teeth are very important factor in our overall health. Our teeth can make us look handsome and beautiful but most importantly it also shows how healthy we are. In fact, many studies had shown that diseases can be acquired by those people who have poor dental hygiene. The following are some of the diseases you should be wary if you avoid brushing your teeth 3 times a day and no habit of flossing your teeth.

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4 Diseases You Can Have If You Don’t Brush and Floss Your Teeth

1. Gum Disease

Many people did not know that as we brush our teeth it is not supposed to bleed. If you observed you have this you might have gum disease or you’re on your way to have this condition. The milder form of gum disease is gingivitis where you have a swollen and red gums that easily bleeds when you brush or floss.  This condition is caused by the body’s response to the bacteria that build in the plaque between your teeth and gums.

If you think you have this problem and you want to be examined by a dentist, feel free to visit Dentist Imus Cavite. You deserved to have a good health, never compromise your health. Visit us to have peace of mind.

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2. Tooth Loss

Every one could have this condition any time in your age. If you still think you are still young and you can ignore brushing and flossing, think again. Because according to research 20 years old to 64 years old adults have lost 7 permanents teeth and between 50 years old to 64 years old have absolutely no teeth left. Keep in mind that both gum disease and cavities can end in tooth loss.

Source: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

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 3. Bad Breath

I am sure people experienced having met someone who has this condition. Halitosis or bad breath can be cause by many factors but the number one cause of this is poor oral hygiene. When food gets stuck in your teeth and brushing and flossing was not done. Bacteria could build up in your mouth and can be malodorous over time. Also the coating in your tongue can also contribute to this condition. So that expert’s advice that aside brushing and flossing it would also help if we brush our tongue in the process.

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4. Heart Disease

There are many research and studies showing that there are connecting factors between gum disease and heart disease.  Both of these diseases is associated with inflammation.  One study even concluded that it is important to have proper dental care to possibly reduced heart disease.

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Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2008Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension, 2010General Dentistry, 2012Circulation, 2012

Brushing and flossing our teeth are task we should be doing every day. It should be our habit that will not only make us look handsome and beautiful, but also healthy. I just hope brushing and flossing are in your to do list every day. Share us your thoughts by sending as your reactions and comments below.

 Dentist Imus Cavite  is serving people from Imus, Dasmariñas and Bacoor Cavite. We are accepting different health cards that you can avail in your health card benefit. Visit us for a great smile.

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