Oral Hygiene




 According to Wikipedia, halitosis,

or most commonly bad breath

are terms used to

describe noticeably

unpleasant odors exhaled in breathing

whether the smell is from an oral source

due to bacteria or otherwise.

 Halitosis has a significant impact

personally and socially

  on those who suffer from it or believe

they do (halitophobia), and is estimated

to be the third most frequent reason for seeking dental aid, following

tooth decay and periodontal disease.


Get rid of your halitosis

by cleaning your tongue more thoroughly.

Using a tongue scraper or brush can cure bad breath.


Plaque is a sticky film that forms on the teeth and gums. The bacteria

in plaque releases acid that attacks tooth enamel. Tooth decay can

occur after repeated attacks. You might not even know it, but some of

the foods we eat can cause plaque bacteria that produce acids. 


Thorough daily brushing and flossing 

can prevent tartar from forming on the teeth.


Since before recorded history, a

variety of oral hygiene measures

have been used for teeth cleaning.

This has been verified by various

excavations done all over the world, in

which chewsticks, tree twigs, bird feathers, animal bonesporcupine

quills were recovered. Many people used different forms of teeth

cleaning tools. Indian medicine (Ayurveda) has used the neem tree

(a.k.a. daatun) and its products to create teeth cleaning twigs and

similar products for millennia. A person chews one end of the neem

twig until it somewhat resembles the bristles of a toothbrush, and then

uses it to brush the teeth. In the Muslim world, the miswak, or siwak,

made from a twig or root with antiseptic properties has been widely

used since the Islamic Golden Age. Rubbing baking soda or chalk and

against the teeth was also common.

Good oral hygiene is essential for preventing tartar build-up which

causes the problems mentioned above. This is done by carefully and

frequently brushing with a toothbrush and the use of dental floss to

prevent accumulation of plaque on the teeth.


Teeth cleaning is the removal

of dental plaque and tartar

from teeth to prevent cavities,gingivitis, and gum disease.




Although most people are aware of the reasons

behind proper, daily tooth brushing,few people

realize that clean teeth and healthy gums can protect

against        a wide variety of other general, even life-threatening,

health problems!



 It takes two minutes to properly brush your teeth. That's right, 120

seconds! A lot of adults don't come close to brushing their teeth for

that long. To find out if you meet the two minutes you need, try using

a stopwatch. Carefully brush your teeth by using short, gentle strokes,

paying extra attention to the gumline, hard-to-reach back teeth and

areas around fillings, crowns or other restorations. Concentrate on

thoroughly cleaning each section as follows:

  1. Clean the outer surfaces of your upper teeth, then your lower teeth
  2. Clean the inner surfaces of your upper teeth, then your lower teeth
  3. Clean the chewing surfaces
  4. For fresher breath, be sure to brush your tongue.

Cleaning the tongue as part of the daily oral hygiene

is essential. It removes the white/yellow

bad-breath-generating coating of bacteria,

decaying food particles, fungi (such as Candida),

and dead cells from the dorsal area of tongue.

Tongue cleaning also removes some of the bacteria species which

generate tooth decay and gum problems.








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