hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth clean. Oral
hygiene is a means of prevention of cavities (dental caries),
gingivitis, periodontitis, bad breath (halitosis), and
other dental disorders
Reasons Why You Should Go to the Dentist
you have an infection or problem in your mouth, it
can spread to the rest of your body. Learning how
to prevent an infection in your mouth is a lot easier
than learning how to clear it up once it happens.
you are going through treatment, you do not want to
have an abscess, root canal, extraction, or any other
problem that you were unaware of before treatment
begins. This is especially true for head and neck
cancer patients. They may not be able to have certain
dental procedures done after radiation, so it is imperative
to have this dental work done before radiation treatment.
you wear dentures, you will need a dental evaluation
for their fit and for the condition of your supporting
tissues and bone. A sore mouth can make it difficult
to eat and cause problems with getting nutrition and
keeping your immune system up.
could develop difficulty in talking and communicating.
may have to stop cancer treatment if your mouth becomes