The Importance of Oral Hygiene: Quick Facts by Dr. Gauri Bhandari

Dr. Gauri Bhandari

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Gauri Bhandari


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Are you conscious of your breath? Do your teeth hurt? Bust all your doubts and understand how oral hygiene is the key to good overall health with these effective tips by Dr. Gauri Bhandari. Know the secret behind a pearly-white smile!

Key Takeaways

  • Untreated oral diseases can increase the chance of adverse health conditions
  • A balanced and nutrient-rich diet is the key to good dental health
  • Flossing every day is an integral part of an oral hygiene routine

Your mouth serves as the entry to the internal parts of your body! As a result, a proper oral hygiene routine is a must for keeping your mouth clean and body disease-free. The salient components of oral hygiene are regular brushing, cleaning between the teeth, and visiting a dental expert periodically.

We talked to Dr. Gauri Bhandari, Prosthodontist at Smile Arc Dental Care, Pune, to learn some critical facts about maintaining oral hygiene.

How Does Oral Hygiene Affect Your Overall Health?

Speaking to us about how hygiene affects the other parts of the body, Dr. Gauri says, “Most of us overlook the importance of oral hygiene, but it helps to keep our digestive canal clean and body’s bacteria levels in check.” She even said that untreated oral diseases could increase the chances of adverse health conditions.

Many doctors examine your mouth to check for symptoms of other systemic diseases. For example, symptoms like mouth lesions or frequent gum infections can be an early start to diabetes.

According to Dr. Gauri, oral hygiene begins before the first tooth erupts. After that, she said, “Each tooth has to be taken care of correctly, and that is where your dentist can help you pinpoint the problems and solutions for proper care.”

Additional Read: 8 Oral Hygiene Tips for a Healthy Mouth

Tips to Maintain a Happy Smile and Healthy Body

When we asked Dr. Gauri for some oral hygiene tips that can be followed regularly, she said:

  • A balanced diet is a must while avoiding sugary snacks
  • Brush your teeth twice a day with a good fluoridated toothpaste
  • Floss every day with a proper technique and product

In addition, she said that dental conditions and mouth structures vary for each patient. So, consulting your nearby dental expert for a thorough evaluation will help you follow a dental care regime suitable for your oral health.

Additional Read: Oral Thrush: Causes, Symptoms, Prevention and Home Remedies

If you notice any signs or symptoms, you can easily connect with a doctor online! Schedule an appointment with a certified expert on Bajaj Finserv Health. Find a dentist near you to have a carefree smile and protect your mouth!

Published on 9 Sep 2022Last updated on 14 Mar 2023

Please note that this article is solely meant for informational purposes and Bajaj Finserv Health Limited (“BFHL”) does not shoulder any responsibility of the views/advice/information expressed/given by the writer/reviewer/originator. This article should not be considered as a substitute for any medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with your trusted physician/qualified healthcare professional to evaluate your medical condition. The above article has been reviewed by a qualified doctor and BFHL is not responsible for any damages for any information or services provided by any third party.

Dr. Gauri Bhandari

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Gauri Bhandari




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