Explaining the Relationship between Health and Oral Hygiene

Explaining the Relationship between Health and Oral Hygiene

Hygiene is a science related to the promotion and preservation of health. It is also called hygienics. Hygiene is also a concept related to cleanliness, health, and medicine, as well as the personal and professional care practices related to most aspects of living. Man lives sharing the world with so many other living organisms. Many organisms have the need for the same food he uses. The usual problem is that these organisms also release material in the process of living which is detrimental to man’s wellbeing. This impact forces him to create an environment in which his life is more isolated from other organisms. It is difficult to identify the detrimental organisms and others, so the usual effort is to avoid or reduce all contacts. A dentist’s course includes a lot of detail of the science of this phenomenon.Image result for Explaining the Relationship between Health and Oral Hygiene

Oral Hygiene

Mouth is from where all food enters the body for processing. When a man eats, some food remains back in the mouth. This residue is unplanned or is not a part of the design of survival. The remaining food attracts a host of issues. Every issue of the mouth smell, decay, infection discoloration or ulcer can be traced to an unplanned residue of food in or near the mouth. It is a difficult exercise to eliminate the possibility of residue but a near perfection is vital for healthy living. The teeth by design and nature offer the best site for the residue. The residue attacks the mouth but attacks the teeth more effectively. This fact is the reason for one of the most proficient and numerous sciences in the world – dentistry. Practically, every dentist owes his existence to the difficulty in ensuring that food should not be left behind in the mouth or teeth after eating. Oral hygiene is thus a set of practices which reduce the quantum and instances of food left behind in the mouth.

Taste and Decay-causing Food

Unfortunately, taste is a major reason why man craves for a type of food. Taste is a sensation felt on the tongue which is caused by a soluble portion of food spreading on the taste buds. It is well-known that the lingering taste is what makes man to like a food. The saliva has a lot of material which reduces the tasty part into a less tasty part. So a better taste is from a food which gives a lingering taste. The lingering taste comes from when there is repeated release of the soluble tasty part and it prolongs for some time. This is achieved by chefs by creating food which breaks down in the mouth. When food breaks, a fresh surface is available for the saliva to dissolve, thus providing a fresh tasty material to the tongue. So man always finds foods which break down into smaller portion and is tastier as fresh materials get regenerated and keep reaching the taste buds. Another method used by chefs is to introduce a viscous liquid which contains the taste bearing material. Both are tasty but both have higher chances of staying back in mouth after the food is consumed. Thus a more tasty food (which breaks down in the mouth or gives a viscous liquid) runs a higher risk of affecting oral hygiene.

The man is not going to avoid food nor is he going to avoid amore tasty food just to improve oral hygiene. He will be more willing to take other steps to reduce the risks. The dentist is thus a permanent member of the society and needs to play a key part inimproving the wellbeing of mankind.

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Arthur Cooper educates you about the inter-connection between your oral hygiene and overall health. He emphasizes more on your role when compared to that of a dentist towards keeping a balanced oral health all the time.

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