Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth clean and healthy by brushing and flossing (Floss is made of a thin nylon filament used to remove food and plaque from teeth by inserting gently between the gap of teeth) in order to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. The purpose of oral hygiene is to prevent the teeth from gum disease, plaque, the sticky layer of bacteria and food that forms on the teeth.
When some gap occurs in brushing teeth it caused plaque which slowly eat away, or decay, the protective enamel surface of the teeth and generate cavities.
When we talk about general hygiene, many people think that women take better care of their bodies, compared to men. For some extant this is true because males are considered a bit lazy in taking care of their health and they often think it enough to brush their teeth once a day when it comes to oral hygiene matter. But dental health matters a lot in men’s health and males who neglect to take care of their dental health are risking more than women.
Gum disease has been linked to several serious health conditions. The investigators found that among a group of men with either mild or severe prostatitis – an enlarged prostate gland resulting in painful and difficult urination – those with the chronic form were more likely to have gum disease. The dental experts explained that this connection may be due to inflammation, since this has been identified as the source of puffy, irritated gums in individuals with gingivitis (a disease in which blood comes from gums), as well as the swollen, tender prostates in males with severe prostatitis.
Sub fertility in men reduces reproductive capacity. Sub fertility can be caused by many factors including a bacterial infection in the male reproductive system. This is because oral bacteria may re infect the reproductive system when they are intermittently released into the blood stream during gingival bleeding. Bieniek et al., (1993) found that the presence of bacteria in sperm was eliminated when dental cleanings and directed antibiotic therapy were both prescribed. Improvement in sperm motility, morphology and density has also been noted after sub fertile males participated in regular dental cleaning.
Above mentioned diseases clearly illustrated the significance of oral hygiene in men.
To boost your oral hygiene keep the below mentioned tips in mind
- Brush your teeth at least 2 times everyday
- Take advantage of fluoride toothpaste
- Try a soft-bristled toothbrush and properly brush your teeth after every meal possibly
- Ensure to change your brush once every three months or after you’ve recovered a sickness
- See your dentist at least 2 times every year for examinations and cleanings.
Oral hygiene is very useful especially for me'â€™s health. Many people take it very simple but every man should pay proper attention to oral hygiene.