Oral Health, Is It Necessary?

>> Monday, July 26, 2010

I just got back from the dentist today. I had my first dental appointment after my dentist recommended that I undergo an intensive oral hygiene program because I suffer from periodontis. Today was the first of four appointments that I have. My second appointment will be in August.

My last visit to the dentist was a little over two years ago before I had my little girl. I do brush my teeth regularly but I must admit, I do it half-heartedly and in a fast manner. And I floss only when I feel like it, not knowing that doing so has put my oral health in jeopardy. Little do I know that my teeth and gums have been suffering from the inside. Until a toothache and a gum inflammation a few weeks ago, I wouldn't have known how important a regular visit to the dentist is.

So now I learned my lesson. I learned that we should take the time to brush our teeth and floss them. We should make time for it to properly remove the bacteria and to prevent plaque and tartar from forming. Because at the end of the day, when our teeth suffer, our whole body suffers. A simple toothache can be caused by an even deeper problem. So brush your teeth well, floss in between the teeth properly and use mouthwash for healthy teeth and gums. And yes, visit your dentist twice a year too! It's for your own good.

Wishing you all good health and a good week!

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