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Problems around Oral Hygiene

Very often, the importance of oral hygiene is overlooked and not fully appreciated.  The general level of health that your mouth is in can sometimes be reflected in your all round health.  Put simply, this means that if you have good oral health, it is likely that your overall health levels will mirror this and be equally positive.

Gum problems are surprisingly common among adults and up to 75% of over 30s may be affected by them to varying levels which, when left to itself, can result in a lot of time and money spent at the dentist years later.  This is caused by deposits building up on the teeth which, over a period of time, can harden and form a substance called tartar.  If you don’t look after your teeth properly, it is possible that bacteria from plaque will cause inflammation of the gums and can lead to other concerning issues.

Mouth Ulcers are another common oral problem which can bother some people more frequently than others and can be triggered as a result of many different causes.  These vary from someone feeling under the weather through to a particular food causing the flare up.  Upon having braces fitted, people usually find that they are also getting mouth ulcers a lot more regularly than previously.  This is generally caused by the metal of the braces rubbing against the inside of the cheeks and damaging the tissue.

Over a long period of time, if the balance of bacteria in your mouth is not regained, ulcers can grow to be more than just trivial irritations.  For immediate relief try ‘Bye mouth Ulcer’ which gives instant pain relief and is even safe for use in pregnancy and by children as young as three.  It is important that any ulcer that does not clear after two weeks should be checked by your dentist or doctor.

Another problem with oral hygiene is bad breath.  In most people’s minds, bad breath is a very embarrassing problem which can drastically lower a person’s self esteem, not to mention, change the way that they interact with those around them.  Bad breath is most commonly caused by poor oral hygiene however this isn’t always the case; even people who take care of their mouths faultlessly can get bad breath!


Reducing and Controlling Oral Health Problems


A great all-round product for keeping the mouth healthy is Oraldiet lozenges.  Oraldiet not only tastes great (which definitely helps you remember to take it) but is the perfect partner to a good brushing routine.  The product, which comes in the form of probiotic lozenges, works to eliminate bad bacteria which is a key cause of bad breath and the main offender behind the various problems we can encounter with our teeth, gums and the mouth in general.

Oral diet contains several key natural ingredients including Lactobacillus reuteri which binds to the saliva.   This means that it stays in the mouth to fight against the bad bacteria which causes bad breath as well as simultaneously reducing the formation of bacterial plaque.  Among the other important ingredients are Aloe Vera gel which is soothing on the gums, Xylitol which reduces the adhesion of plaque and Menthol which, of course, provides the lozenges with such a good flavour, making you look forward to the next one!


In order to keep your mouth at its cleanest and freshest, you should suck an Oraldiet lozenge after brushing your teeth and at times when it isn’t convenient to brush your teeth after meals.  If you want to help keep your mouth in great condition or you suffer from gum problems, mouth ulcers, bad breath, or if you are a smoker or ex smoker, you should think about making Oraldiet part of your daily routine.  Make sure you continue to have the recommended 6 monthly dental check up as well.

Oraldiet and Bye mouth ulcer can be purchased from Independent health stores and from www.freshbreathonline.co.uk


Teeth brushing Tip:  Although it is recommended that you brush your teeth at least twice a day in order to keep your teeth in good condition, brushing your teeth too often (i.e. more than four times a day) can have a negative impact on your teeth.  Excessive brushing can help to erode tooth enamel, causing damage to your teeth.