Himachal Dental

Mouthwash Definitely Helps To Cut Out Bad Breath

Feeling fresh on waking in the morning itself is energizing, at the same time bad breath can ruin our whole day. This is a very common condition affecting people living in India irrespective of their age and gender. Bad breath, halitosis, or fetor oris is a condition where an unpleasant odour comes out of mouth while exhaling. It could be due to different reasons. Generally, bad breath occurs due to some conditions of mouth, tongue, gums, or teeth. The commonest cause is improper oral and dental hygiene. Sometimes it could be due some disease conditions affecting the respiratory tract such as sinusitis, tonsillitis, chronic lung disease, or other systemic conditions such as diabetes, liver, kidney diseases, etc. Sometimes, this could be psychological too.

Many people use mouthwash as a part of their dental hygiene. And it definitely helps to cut out bad breath and other dental related problems. But do you know exactly what a mouthwash is and what it contains? Are you wondering how to use it effectively to protect your teeth? Here are some tips and facts about mouthwash and their use.Most of the mouthwashes and rinses are designed to be used only after brushing.  Only a proper tooth brushing technique can remove the food ingredients from your teeth. Mouthwash just acts as a mouth deodorizer with a few additional helpful ingredients to control bacteria in your mouth. But its absolutely necessary to keep you teeth clean with a tooth brush.

There are different types of mouthwashes available in the market.

• Fluoride rinses are very useful to protect against cavities by making the enamel harder.
• Anti-plaque rinses contain ingredients which help to loose and detach plaque from tooth surface as well as the gum line.
• Smoker’s mouthwashes also are available in the market. These will remove tobacco stains from the teeth and mouth.
• Desensitizing mouthwashes are used to control teeth sensitivity and have to be used in conjunctions with desensitizing toothpaste.

Gargle with a mouthwash for 30 seconds. Then spit it without swallowing. Preferably brush your teeth first and then start gargling with a mouthwash. If you are using a medicated mouthwash then it’s a good idea to avoid eating food for at least 30 minutes after the mouthwash. You can use your mouthwash more often. But limit its use to once a day for children as the major ingredient of all mouthwashes is alcohol. If you are using mouthwash to control your bad breath do it only on a short term basis.Other cleaning devices such as tongue scrapers and inter-dental brushes are also useful in the battle against plaque. Mouthwashes may be useful but can also cause further dental hygiene issues so you should always ask your dentist before using them. Finally, it is crucial that this hygiene routine is backed up by regular visits to your dentist.Call 177 645 0704 for a free consultation at Goma Dental Clinic in Shimla.

Good Oral Hygiene Effects General health

Posted in Preventive Dentistry by UK Dental Tourism on February 23, 2010

Oral health is integral to general health, and quality of life, psychologically by influencing how they grow, enjoy life, look, speak,chew, taste food and socialize, as well as affecting their feelings of social well-being. Manifestations, which are often the first signs of the disease professionals may be the first to discover them and recommend further medical assessment. Furthermore, certain systemic conditions can have direct negative effects on the oral cavity. Oral diseases share common risk factors with the four leading chronic diseases – cardiovascular diseases,cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes — including unhealthy diet, tobacco use, and harmful alcohol use. Poor oral hygiene is also a risk factor.

Uncontrolled diabetes
Diabetes especially has oral health implications, and can lead to changes in the oral cavity. Poor glycemic control in diabetics is associated with gingivitis and more severe periodontal diseases.

Oral signs and symptoms of diabetes can also include a neurosensory disorder known as burning mouth syndrome, taste disorders, abnormal wound healing, and fungal infections. Individuals with diabetes may notice a fruity (acetone) breath or frequent dry mouth, which can also lead to a marked increase in dental decay. Patients with chronic respiratory diseases who use inhalers also have higher risk for oral fungal infections and chronic respiratory diseases

Chronic respiratory diseases:
Systemic diseases, and the medications used to treat them, often cause adverse oral side effects, such as reduced salivary flow, altered senses of taste and smell, jaw and facial pain, overgrowth of the gums, bone loss and mobility of teeth.Also, numerous medications cause dry mouth, which leads to an increased risk for cavities.

Diabetes can weaken the body’s resistance to infections, and high blood glucose levels in saliva can help bacteria to thrive. Therefore,uncontrolled diabetes and uncontrolled gum disease enhance one another. Diabetics have about twice the risk for periodontal disease as healthy patients, and almost one-third of people with diabetes have severe periodontal disease.Inflammatory periodontal disease can also be a predictor of death from ischemic heart disease and heart attacks in patients with diabetes.

Heart Disorders:
Additionally, periodontal disease has been identified as a risk factor for such conditions as heart disease and rheumatoid arthritis, perhaps through a pathway of increased systemic inflammation.Not many people are aware of recent research that associates heart disease and even strokes with poor oral hygiene. A lax regime in oral care leaves the blood low in Lipoproteins, research shows that this disorder is a leading factor in hardening of the arteries. Every dentist has an advisor on duty, and they are there to prevent problems rather than push up the bill. Bad oral hygiene kills off the good part of High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) and Low Density Protein (LDL), both of which serve to carry naturally produced proteins from one organ to another. If the proteins aren’t absorbed by their receptacle organ then the organ will experience problems, This leads to many of the diseases which together can cause a heart attack. All this can be prevented by spending a little more time on brushing, flossing and making sure that our gums are healthier.

Oral and pharyngeal cancer is the sixth most common malignancy reported worldwide and one with high mortalityratios among all malignancies. The global number of new cases was estimated at 405,318 about two-thirds of them arising in developing countries. Highest rates are reported in South Asian countries such as India and Sri Lanka. The Indian sub-continent accounts for one-third of the world burden.In the USA alone, 30,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer each year.

How for Maintaining Good Oral Health

* Drink fluoridated water and use fluoride toothpaste.
* Take care of your teeth and gums.
* Thoroughly brush with a soft toothbrush twice a day and floss to reduce dental plaque and prevent gingivitis.
* Visit a dental provider regularly.
* Eat wisely – avoid snacks with sugars and starches and limit the number of snacks eaten throughout the day. Also, eat the recommended five-a-day helping of fiber-rich fruits and vegetables.
* Individuals with diabetes should work to maintain control of their blood sugar; this will help prevent the complications of diabetes, including an increased risk of gum disease.
* Avoid tobacco and limit alcohol.

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