World Oral Health Day 2022: Be proud of your mouth, stay deliberate about your oral health

World Oral Health Day 2022: Be proud of your mouth, stay deliberate about your oral health

On March 20 – annually, stakeholders and dental health practitioners mark World Oral Health Day, a day coupled with thematic events and simple sharing of the importance of proper oral health habits among family and friends.

Oral diseases and conditions such as tooth decay (dental caries), gum disease, bad breath (halitosis), or tooth loss can impact every aspect of our lives from relationships and confidence through to school, work, and the ability to interact with others. 

Yet, they are majorly preventable. 

In extreme cases, especially with tooth loss – it’s possible to manage the situation through restorative dental treatment and procedures. 

We, at Lake Dental, want you to get involved in your oral healthcare journey. To effectively take care of your teeth and gums, it takes two parties – you and your dentist. Remember, your oral health standing can positively or negatively affect your overall health. 

4 ways to remain in control of your oral health

Stay upbeat for your oral health by taking the following measures: 

1. Take charge of your oral health: 

Tooth decay is the most common dental condition in the world caused by unhealthy diets high in sugar as well as other risk factors. Eating excessive amounts of sugar from snacks, processed foods, and drinks not only causes tooth decay but is a major contributor to obesity and raises your risk of getting diabetes. 

2. Practice good oral hygiene routine: 

Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day will not be old-school any day soon. Always use fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush to brush after every breakfast and before bed. You can use a floss thread of floss pick to floss every evening after meals. These help keep your teeth safe from vulnerability to tooth decay, bad breath, and unnecessary discoloration 

3. Look after your oral health for overall well-being: 

Oral health is multi-faceted and is linked to a lot of other aspects of one’s body. The health of your mouth is connected to your emotional, social, mental, and overall – physical well-being. You do not want one or more oral issues to negatively impact other components of your body’s functionality. 

4. Visit the dentist regularly: 

Oral diseases can lead to pain, discomfort, social isolation, loss of self-confidence, lost hours at work or school, and are linked to other systemic health issues. Just like many other diseases; prevention, early detection, and treatment is vital to help stop any negative effects to the rest of the body or ripple effects in one’s role in the family or society at large. You can only achieve this through regular dental visits. 

Be proud of your mouth, take initiative to keep your teeth and gums healthy at all times. Lake Dental is well resourced with certified specialists and modern technology to guarantee the highest level of dental care in Nairobi City, Kisumu City, and their environs. 

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