Oral health is an accurate indicator of people’s overall health, well-being and quality of life. Common oral diseases and conditions include cavities, gingivitis, periodontal disease, dry mouth, chronic bad breath, bruxism (teeth grinding), and cracked tooth syndrome. The Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 estimated that oral diseases affect 3.5 billion people worldwide.
Your oral health is more important than you might realize. If you do not practice good oral hygiene, you are at a higher risk of developing oral conditions and diseases. Some diseases can result in tooth loss or permanent damage to the teeth and the surrounding structures. Moreover, infections may spread to other parts of the body and cause severe complications.
Common oral conditions
- Bad Breath also called halitosis, is an embarrassing condition that may even cause anxiety. The odour often starts in your mouth, and it could be caused by smoking or the breakdown of food particles.
- Cavity/Tooth Decay are permanent damages to your teeth that develop into tiny openings or holes. When you do not brush your teeth properly, sugar and starch will stay on your teeth. The bacteria feeding on this sugar will release acid that erodes your teeth and reach and damage your nerves.
- Gum Recession is the process in which the gum tissue wears away, exposing more of the tooth. It could be caused by brushing the teeth aggressively, but more commonly, it is the result of bacteria and plaque build-ups. Gum recession will weaken your teeth and make them prone to more bacteria damage.
- Dental Plaque is a sticky, non-mineralized mass of bacteria that forms on a tooth’s surface. Once plaque hardens, it turns into tartar.
What are the effects of bad oral health?
Good oral health care, such as daily brushing and flossing, keeps bacteria under control. However, without proper oral hygiene, bacteria can damage gum tissue and enter the bloodstream, leading to diseases in other parts of the body, including:
- Endocarditis: is a rare but life-threatening inflammation of the endocardium, the inner lining of your heart’s chambers and valves. Bacteria can enter your bloodstream through your mouth and infect your heart valves.
- Pneumonia: Certain bacteria in your mouth can be pulled into your lungs, causing pneumonia and other respiratory diseases.
Current status of oral health conditions
In most low- and middle-income countries, with increasing urbanization and changes in living conditions, the prevalence of oral diseases continues to increase. This is primarily due to inadequate exposure to fluoride in the water supply and oral hygiene products such as toothpaste, and poor access to oral health care services in the community. Consumption of popular food and beverages which are high in sugar, as well as tobacco and alcohol, has also contributed to oral health conditions and other noncommunicable diseases.
Fortunately, most oral health conditions are preventable.
How to protect your oral health?
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled brush using toothpaste.
- Floss daily.
- Use mouthwash to remove food particles left after brushing and flossing.
- Eat a healthy diet with a limited amount of sugar.
- Replace your toothbrush every three months or sooner if bristles are splayed or worn.
- Schedule regular dental check-ups and cleanings.
- Avoid tobacco use.
How can Spooky2 help improve your oral health?
Apart from our dental frequencies in the Spooky2 database, you can also make your own high-quality colloidal silver which is fresher than most commercial products in the market. For those of you who are unfamiliar with colloidal silver, it is small silver particles suspended in a liquid. People often use it to kill bacteria, prevent infections, treat diseases and so on. It is a good idea to brush your teeth with colloidal silver.
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Testimonial from Spooky2 user
“ I developed a throbbing pain in one of my molar teeth. Our dentists were not taking patients during the shutdown. The pain was such that l could only sleep a few hours at night and could not eat anything but liquids or soft food. After a week of enduring this pain, I thought about the dental program in the Spooky2 database and decided to give it a try. After only several hours of running the dental frequencies, the throbbing in my tooth subsided and after a couple more days of running this program, I was able to chew solid food again without any problem or pain. It has been two months now, and I have had no more problems with my tooth. The dental offices have opened recently, but I no longer am in pain or feel the need to see my dentist.”