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The best tips for the care and protection of the mouth

Did you know that the mouth is not an isolated system? Oral health is closely related to general health. Following proper hygiene protocols not only reduces the risk of suffering from oral diseases, it also prevents complications from occurring in other parts of the body. Untreated periodontitis (inflammation or infection of the gums), for example, increases the risk of developing or aggravating some diseases such as diabetes or cardiovascular diseases. According to the White Book Population Survey: oral health in Spain , published by the Council of Dentists, the 60% of those interviewed confessed to being concerned about their health. The percentage amounts to mouth.

The 79% of participants in the study published by the Council of Dentists claim to brush their teeth at least twice a day. In addition, the 75% resort to mouthwash occasionally, and

In addition, the mouth can act as a route of entry and transmission of bacteria and viruses, such as SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that is causing the COVID pandemic – 19, or the flu virus. For this reason, at times like the present, with the pandemic still active, and with the arrival of winter, a time when colds and flu proliferate, it is advisable to reinforce hygiene habits in the oral cavity. The 79% of those interviewed in the aforementioned report affirm that they brush their teeth at least two times a day and the 75% say they use mouthwashes occasionally (the

A thorough (thorough) hygiene

Brush teeth a minimum of twice a day or after meals . Better with a brush that is effective in removing bacterial plaque and that respects the structures of the mouth, with a cap that allows proper drying, keeps the filaments in good condition and avoids contamination with other brushes or with the environment.

Use a paste and a mouthwash that include suitable ingredients for protection active mouth, such as Cetylpyridinium Chloride (CPC).

Perform daily interproximal hygiene. Cleaning between the teeth is necessary for dental hygiene 100% complete. It is advisable to choose the most suitable element for each type of space: silks and ribbons, interproximal brushes and irrigators.

En estudios 'in vitro', el CPC ha demostrado ser activo frente a numerosas bacterias y a algunos virus responsables de infecciones respiratorias.
In ‘in vitro’ studies, CPC has been shown to be active against numerous bacteria and some viruses responsible for respiratory infections. Getty Images / iStock

Do not forget to clean your tongue. In it, a large number of microorganisms accumulate, such as bacteria and viruses, which can pass to other parts of the mouth and body.

Renew the brush periodically , especially after any viral or bacterial infection.

Why should we use CPC mouthwashes?

Cetylpyridinium Chloride (CPC) is an effective and safe antiseptic for daily use. It is used in some toothpastes and mouthwashes to prevent oral diseases. In studies in vitro CPC has been shown to be active against numerous bacteria and against some viruses responsible for respiratory infections. In a recent laboratory test, carried out by researchers from IRSICaixa (a center promoted by the Fundación la Caixa and the Department of Health of the Generalitat de Catalunya) and Dentaid Research Center, it has been observed that mouthwashes with Cetylpyridinium Chloride are capable of reducing 1000 times the infectivity of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and its variants.

Just as a close relationship of the mouth with cardiovascular diseases and diabetes has been determined, we can confirm that there is a clear relationship between the oral cavity and the covid – 19

Joan Gispert, Director of R + D + i at Dentaid

The study, published in the scientific journal Journal of Dental Research , shows how Cetylpyridinium Chloride acts by breaking the membrane that protects the coronavirus, inactivating it and thus preventing it from e multiply. For Joan Gispert, R + D + i director of Dentaid, the results obtained in the research confirm the importance of taking care of the mouth to enjoy good general health. In the same way that a close relationship of the mouth with cardiovascular diseases and diabetes has been determined, we can confirm that there is a clear relationship between the oral cavity and covid – 19 .

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