The goal of oral care is to prevent dental disease. The prevention of dental disease can also assist in the prevention of other diseases. So good oral health is a win win!
In order to prevent dental disease, the bacteria that cause things like tooth decay (cavities), gingivitis (gum disease) and periodontal disease (loss of bone around the teeth) need to be controlled. Typically, these bacteria are controlled through brushing the teeth and cleaning between the teeth at least once per day. If a person is not able to complete these tasks, it becomes important to utilize oral health products to assist in controlling the bacteria.
Follow these simple steps to effective oral care with those you assist: