Good oral hygiene is important. Poor oral health can lead to all sorts of problems like bad breath, difficulty in eating or drinking, gum inflammations or infections or dental problems (cavities, loosening of teeth, etc.).
Good oral hygiene involves brushing teeth and tongue at least twice daily, flossing and regular dentist checkups. It’s also important to limit your consumption of sugary food and drink and avoid tobacco. The acids in some food and beverages can harm your dental health. They weaken tooth enamel, leaving teeth vulnerable to wear and sensitive to cold and heat. Did you know that saliva helps protect tooth enamel against acidity? Many factors can lead to a chronic dry mouth. It is a common side effect of many drugs. Reduced saliva can result in more cavities, gum problems, bad breath, difficulty eating and swallowing, a change in the sense of taste, discomfort when speaking, etc. However, there are different solutions such as special mouthwashes, toothpaste, and sprays that can provide temporary relief. Talk to your health-care professional. Our mouth is essential in everyday life, it allows us to eat, speak and no matter whether you are young or old, caring is essential!