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What Happens If you Do Not Brush Your Teeth At Younger Age

Brushing teeth should be one of the routines in every home especially in the morning and in the evening. Children less than 15 years are at high risk of developing diseases due to small ignorance of oral hygiene. Its therefore good to remind them to brush and rinse with clean water. Here are some of conditions which results from poor oral hygiene:


Plaque is define as a sticky film that coats the teeth surface and contains bacteria that can penetrate the protective enamel of your teeth hence attacking the vulnerable layers underneath the teeth. This leads to cavities if it is left untreated. Cavities can lead to dental infections and finally, tooth loss. All of this is preventable, if you brush your teeth and maintain good oral hygiene.

2. Gingivitis

Plaque can cause cavities in the teeth weakening the gums hence leading to gingivitis which is a form of gum disease. The bacteria present in plaque inflame causes irritation of the gums. The gums becomes puffy and more likely to bleed when injured or while you are brushing.

3. Periodontitis

Just like plaque is a precursor to cavities, gingivitis is a precursor to periodontitis. This is a severe bone infection that impacts the bones that support your teeth. As a result, periodontitis is a leading cause of tooth loss.


Researchers have established that those with loss of memory often experience dental decay at faster rates. The researchers reviewed a potential link between inflammatory dental conditions, such as periodontitis, and inflammation in the brain that can lead to conditions such as dementia. While this review hinted at the possibility that poor dental hygiene causes dementia. Its therefore advisable you brush your teeth regularly as it reduces t

5.Heart disease

A study published in Europe found out that those who brushed their teeth at least three to four times per day were less likely to experience atrial fibrillation and heart attack. Regular visit to the dentist regularly also reduced the likelihood that a person would experience heart-related complication. Missing teeth is also associated with an increased risk for heart-related conditions such as atrial fibrillation. 

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