We like to care for ourselves, or at least, we think so. In this world, we often forget to do the basics and we end up doing lots of things that we regret. This is problematic, particularly when we take into account all the food that we consume, as well as the drinks.
If we spend most of our time outside, or rather, eating fast food and drinking soft drinks, then we are not going to be particularly healthy. Adverse effects of industrial food and drinks are felt even from a young age, with obesity being a problem more often than it is not.
While one’s physical appearance can be observed immediately, what we don’t often see until it’s too late is the damage done to the teeth.
It is important to take care of our teeth and here are the reasons why.
It Could Lead to Pain
Simply put, when we don’t take care of our teeth, we either end up with tartar and eventually a cavity, or a dead tooth that has to be pulled out. This is a really painful process and even with modern anesthetics, the problem persists even after the operation, with our jaw and gums being sore for a while.
Losing your teeth also leads to losing support for your mouth, which can be detrimental to speech, but also to our confidence. However, not taking care of our teeth will lead to pain, without a doubt.
It Can Lead to Serious Diseases
If we don’t take care of our teeth, there is a risk of getting other diseases. The first thing that comes to mind is gum disease or gingivitis. This can progress into periodontitis, which is really problematic, where gum disease progresses really far and can damage the bone which supports our teeth, leading to tooth loss.
There are risks of cardiovascular diseases connected to poor oral hygiene. Anything from dementia to diabetes can be a possibility with bad teeth care. In order not to make our general health worse, taking care of our teeth should be a priority.
It Can Damage Our Confidence
Bad oral hygiene is a serious problem for people’s confidence. With bad oral hygiene comes bad breath and with bad breath, people won’t like speaking to us. Another thing to note is that when we have bad teeth and poor hygiene, things like smiling don’t come so easily, and neither does any task which involves us talking to someone close, like a potential partner.
Bad oral hygiene does not only damage our physical health, but also mental health.
There are a plethora of reasons why taking care of our teeth is important and why doing otherwise is bad. Take care of your teeth and avoid these issues.