In recent years, researchers have discovered a connection between declining oral health and underlying systemic conditions. It turns out that a healthy mouth can help you maintain a healthy body. Not only does poor oral and dental health affect your teeth and body, it can also contribute to issues with your self-esteem, speech, or nutrition.
Let’s touch on the above points. Brushing our teeth twice daily has been taught to us since childhood. You would think we all know how to brush our teeth, however many have the misconception that brushing more/harder = better. That is not necessarily true given that excessive brushing may cause your gums to recede. Another way to ensure you aren’t actually doing more harm than good while brushing is to use a soft bristle brush. Tilt it at a 45 degree angle and brush with moderate pressure. Flossing helps to remove any debris that may be stuck between your teeth while brushing removes particles from your mouth. It is recommended to floss then brush. And to top it all of, using mouthwash removes the bacteria, covering the areas where brushing and flossing couldn’t.