There are instances wherein you neglect to brush your teeth. Sometimes you’re too tired from work or coming home from a night out, you just forget about it. When tooth infection occurs that’s when you remember the dentist.
The required tooth brushing is thrice a day, but you can also do twice a day, one in the morning and one before bedtime. Dental check-ups should also be done every 6 months or annually. Clinical studies show that brushing your teeth does not only benefit you with a beautiful smile but your overall health as well.
So here are some benefits from brushing your teeth properly:
1. Lessen The Risk Of Certain Diseases
According to studies, tooth brushing has a link with the following diseases; heart disease, diabetes, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and pneumonia. Research shows that tooth brushing can lessen the risk of acquiring those diseases, that are believed to be caused by lack of vitamins or certain nutrients.
2. Prevent Women’s Premature Birth
It helps women from having premature birth or preterm and low birth weight babies. Medical studies show that women with gingivitis (gum disease), are more at risk in having premature babies.
3. Helps In Dieting
Brushing has a mental influence to the brain telling you eating is over. This helps you to fight the urge to eat again before bedtime, in which the calories are mostly not used when you go to sleep.
Additionally, brushing helps in burning more than 3,500 calories a year each time you brush 3 times a day, for 2 minutes.
4. Prevents Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome
Brushing helps in preventing cognitive dysfunction related to Alzheimer’s disease. This is in accordance to a clinical studies done in 2010 New York, in which the occurrence of gingivitis for people whose age range is from 20-59 years old.
5. Skipping Brushing Is Not Sexy
For men, neglecting to brush their teeth can cause bad breath that was discovered to cause erectile dysfunction. About 4 out of 5 men that has severe erectile dysfunction also had gum disease according to a British study in 2011.
The common explanation by medical experts is that the bacteria that can cause gingivitis or gum disease, is an oral bacteria that combines with plaque, so if teeth is not brushed properly it will enter the bloodstream and can cause penile blood vessels to narrow. And if the blood vessels narrow, the needed blood for normal erection cannot be supplied.
Another study by a group of Israeli researchers show that brushing can also improve a man’s sperm count. Men with gum disease or periodontal disease has low sperm counts.
So don’t forget to brush your teeth everyday for that white and sparkling teeth.