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Dental hygiene to reduce heart disease


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Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. Although the primary causes are obesity, high cholesterol and smoking, however the new research shows that neglected gums can be added to the list. Brushing your teeth regularly can reduce chances of developing heart disease, says a new study. Failing to scrub one's teeth can result in the formation of up to 700 different bacteria in the human mouth that in turn can trigger heart disease.

Dental hygiene to reduce heart disease

  1. 2. <ul><li>Brushing your teeth for Oral Health : </li></ul><ul><li>Experts recommend brushing your teeth </li></ul><ul><li>at least twice a day and ideally after </li></ul><ul><li>meals or snacks using fluoride- </li></ul><ul><li>containing toothpaste. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a soft-bristled toothbrush (gentler </li></ul><ul><li>on your gums) which allows you to reach </li></ul><ul><li>every surface. </li></ul><ul><li>Replace it if the bristles are bent or frayed, minimum every 2 to 3 months . </li></ul><ul><li>Spend at least two minutes brushing your teeth. </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>Position the toothbrush at a slight angle </li></ul><ul><li>against your teeth or a 45-degree angle </li></ul><ul><li>where your gums and teeth meet. Gently </li></ul><ul><li>move the brush in a vibrating back & forth </li></ul><ul><li>motion, brushing 2-3 teeth at a time. </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain the 45-degree angle against your </li></ul><ul><li>gumline to gently brush along all of the inner </li></ul><ul><li>tooth surfaces using a back, forth, and </li></ul><ul><li>rolling motion. Brushing too hard can cause </li></ul><ul><li>receding gums, tooth sensitivity, and, over </li></ul><ul><li>time, loose teeth. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>To clean the inside surfaces of the front </li></ul><ul><li>teeth, hold the brush vertically. </li></ul><ul><li>Make several gentle back-and-forth strokes </li></ul><ul><li>over each tooth and its surrounding gum. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a gentle back and forth scrubbing </li></ul><ul><li>motion to clean the biting surface of the teeth. </li></ul><ul><li>Don't forget to brush the tongue from back to </li></ul><ul><li>front to remove odor-producing bacteria. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid vigorous or harsh scrubbing, which can </li></ul><ul><li>irritate your gums. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Flossing removes plaque build up. </li></ul><ul><li>Carefully ease the floss between two </li></ul><ul><li>teeth, using a back and forth motion. </li></ul><ul><li>Curve the floss around the edge of </li></ul><ul><li>your tooth in the shape of the letter </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;C&quot; as it wraps around the tooth and </li></ul><ul><li>slide it up and down the side of each </li></ul><ul><li>tooth. </li></ul>Flossing for oral health: <ul><li>Gently pull the floss from the gumline to the top of the tooth to scrape off plaque </li></ul><ul><li>but don't force it under the gums. </li></ul><ul><li>Floss the backs of your teeth. </li></ul><ul><li>Use fresh floss as you progress through your teeth. </li></ul><ul><li>Try waxed floss, If you have trouble getting floss through your teeth. </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>In addition to brushing and flossing, consider also these oral health tips: </li></ul><ul><li>Use a mouth rinse to help reduce plaque </li></ul><ul><li>between your teeth. </li></ul><ul><li>Use an interdental cleaner, such as a </li></ul><ul><li>dental pick or dental stick specially </li></ul><ul><li>designed to clean between your teeth. </li></ul><ul><li>Use oral irrigators, or devices that aim a </li></ul><ul><li>stream of water at your teeth, to remove </li></ul><ul><li>food particles. </li></ul><ul><li>Don't use toothpicks or other objects that </li></ul><ul><li>aren't made to clean your teeth. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Visit your Dentist Office regularly at least twice a year or if this symptoms occurs: </li></ul><ul><li>Red, tender or swollen gums </li></ul><ul><li>Gums that bleed when you're regularly </li></ul><ul><li>brushing and flossing </li></ul><ul><li>Gums that are pulling away from your teeth, </li></ul><ul><li>which may make your teeth seem longer </li></ul><ul><li>Pus around your teeth and gums when you </li></ul><ul><li>press on the gums </li></ul><ul><li>A bad taste in your mouth </li></ul><ul><li>Loose teeth </li></ul><ul><li>Changes in the way your top and bottom teeth </li></ul><ul><li>touch </li></ul><ul><li>Changes in the feel of your dentures </li></ul><ul><li>Sensitivity to hot and cold </li></ul>