I have always liked Systema because of their 0.02mm bristle technology – it really feels as though you’re cleaning every crevice between your pearly whites. Recently, though, I discovered that there is more to oral care than just brushing.
Gum disease is more prevalent than many are aware of, mostly due to ignorance. I had no idea that bad breath could be an indicator of the disease, let alone bleeding or inflamed gums. Asian elders will most likely brush it off as “heatiness” and tell you to drink more water, but the truth is, healthy gums are pink with health.
The disease has overtaken cavities as the number one cause for tooth loss and an alarming 9 out of 10 Malaysian adults unknowingly suffer from gum disease! Aside from losing your teeth, gum disease is also linked to diabetes and are two to three times more likely to have a heart attack. The inflammation in your mouth actually makes it harder for blood flow, increasing the risk for strokes and other cardiovascular problems. Crazy how something so small has the potential to be life threatening.
It is easy to detect gum disease through a simple health check you can do online, right on your mobile device. It is as easy to keep it in check: by using the appropriate toothbrush. For instance, you need to keep your snaggletooth cute and plaque-free with Systema’s 3D Clean.
Basically, if your teeth is uneven, you definitely need to pay extra attention to the spaces in between, or take the Systema quiz on which toothbrush is best for you.
Flossing is often overlooked because it seems unnecessary and superfluous, despite being marketed as an important step in oral care. I mean, what could happen if you skip flossing? Aside from neglecting 3 out of 5 surfaces of the teeth, it will also allow tartar to develop which is a stony build up that can only be removed by an orthodontist.
It only takes 2 to 4 hours for plaque to form and 10 days for gingivitis to set in. After that stage, gum disease will no longer be reversible. If left unchecked large gaps will form and teeth will begin to loosen and over time, fall out.
Make sure to share this knowledge with someone because knowledge is power and sharing knowledge is empowering others 💪