Why you must never neglect taking care of Teeth and Gums

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Posted by : Pooja Agrawal on | Jun 17,2019

Why you must never neglect taking care of Teeth and Gums

Around 80% of Indian population is suffering from loose teeth and bad breath. There are more than 3600 average monthly searches on Google for remedies of Bad breath.

When you get your Selfie taken, the most important aspect that is visible is your SMILE and your white sparkling TEETH. When you see your picture, you see a happy person looking back at you. The healthier those teeth are, the happier you look. Why is that?

It's because your teeth are important in many ways. If you take care of them, they'll help take care of you. Strong, healthy teeth help you chew the right foods to help you grow.

Types of Teeth and their function:

  • Incisors – The four front teeth in both the upper and lower jaws are called incisors.  Their primary function is to cut food.

  • Canines – There are four canines in the oral cavity. Two in the maxillary arch and two in the mandibular area.  Their main function is to tear food.

  • Premolars (Bicuspids) – These teeth are located behind and adjacent to the canines and are designed to crush food.  There are eight premolars in the oral cavity.

  • Molars – The most posterior teeth in the mouth are the molars.  They have broader and flatter surfaces with 4-5 cups. They are designed to grind food.  

How does taking care of your teeth help with all those things? Taking care of your teeth helps prevent plaque (say: PLAK), which is a clear film of bacteria that sticks to your teeth.

After you eat, bacteria go crazy over the sugar on your teeth, like ants at a picnic. The bacteria break it down into acids that eat away tooth enamel, causing holes called cavities. Plaque also causes gingivitis (say: jin-juh-VY-tis), which is gum disease that can make your gums red, swollen, and sore. Your gums are those soft pink tissues in your mouth that hold your teeth in place.

 

If you don't take care of your teeth, cavities and unhealthy gums will make your mouth very, very sore. Eating meals will be difficult. And you won't feel like smiling so much. There are several products in the market for cleaning - Toothbrushes, toothpaste, flossers, etc. Use these products regularly and make sure you keep your pearly whites intact.

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