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3 Consequences of Poor Oral Hygiene

Posted on 9/11/2023 by Cantella Dental
3 Consequences of Poor Oral HygieneGood oral care is critical to everyone. Despite this, many people do not prioritize their oral hygiene. They understand the dentist's rules of brushing and flossing their teeth at least twice daily. However, only a few people follow them. Others brush their teeth to retain a healthy and radiant smile, but their oral hygiene is not up to the standard. Dental checkups are not in many people's health plans. In essence, most visit a dentist when they have a dental issue. Failing to maintain your oral hygiene can lead to several harmful consequences. Here are some of them:

Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is one of the results of poor oral hygiene. When you fail to brush your teeth, plaque forms into tartar. This element eats and wears your enamel leading to cavities. In particular, poor diets and sugary food without properly cleaning your teeth speed up tooth day. They offer a perfect ground for bacteria to grow. If you are struggling with tooth decay, you need to improve your oral hygiene.

Tooth Loss and Gum Disease

The bacteria in your mouth can progress to your gums, leading to gum diseases. Periodontal and gingivitis are common gum diseases due to poor oral hygiene. While you can prevent these conditions by flossing and brushing your teeth regularly, you need to harness your oral care.

Improper brushing practices offer a space for plaque and tartar formation. You will experience gum pain and bleeding. Your gums can discolor. With gums infected, the next consequence will be the loss of your teeth. Luckily, checking your oral hygiene can help you avoid it.

Respiratory Issues

Are you wondering about the connection between oral health and the respiratory system? Bacterial infections can progress to the lungs and the respiratory tract when you fail to maintain dental health. This will lead to the building up of plaque and cause respiratory diseases.

You can avoid these consequences by improving your oral hygiene. Contact our professionals today for help on how to take care of your dental health.

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