- An effective product designed to reduce mouth sores
- Relieves oral pain
- Used as an anaesthetic gel
Daktarin (Sugar Free)
- Treats infections in the lips, throat, gullet and stomach
- Suitable for children aged 4 months and over
- Produces long-term results
- A well-accepted local anaesthetic
- Provides oral pain relief
- Also useful for preventing and treating mouth infections
Iglu Mouth Ulcer Treatment
- A well-accepted local anaesthetic
- An oral pain relief drug
- Prevents mouth ulcer inflammation, sore gums and irritation of the dentures
Corsodyl Dental Gel
- Reduces plaque build-up
- Decreases the occurrence of plaque by 50% to 60%
- Likelihood of gingivitis is reduced by 30% to 45%
Biotene Dry Mouth
- Provides immediate relief
- Best suited for people suffering from Xerostomia
- Freshens your breath
Oralieve Dry Mouth Relief
- Provides instant relief from dry mouth
- Intended to be used as an on-the-go treatment
- Keeps the mouth wet and moisturised
- Treatment for gum infections
- Also treats early signs of gingivitis
- Can be used to fast track gum healing after dental procedures
- Antibacterial mouthwash
- Provides relief from infections
- Used for post surgery infections
Listerine Cool Mint
- An antiseptic and antibacterial mouthwash
- Kills up to 99.9% germs in the mouth
- Helps improve oral health
UltraDex Low-Abrasion Toothpaste
- Eliminates bad odours in the mouth
- Removes plaque build-up
- Clinically proven
UltraDex Fresh Breath Spray
- Eliminates odours in the mouth
- Effective for 12 hours
- Clinically proven technology
- Ideal treatment for multiple mouth ulcers
- Speeds up the healing process
- Helps manage the pain
What is oral health?
The activities we take up every day to keep our mouth clean and healthy constitute our oral health. It encompasses all the tiny practices like regularly cleaning your teeth and flossing that have a big hand in shaping our overall health. However, this is not a point of contention many understand. It is relatively easy to skip brushing your teeth before bed a few nights in a row when you're tired but, this laziness might end up costing you a lot.
The importance of oral health stems from the fact that the mouth is the primary agent between our bodies and the environment. There is no way to curtail this contact or the variables we encounter every day. Hence, there is only one way to go about the predicament, taking all steps necessary to make sure no harmful materials persist in your mouth for long or at least they do not remain strong enough to cause you harm. This is where habits like brushing your teeth regularly benefit you.
What are the threats of not focusing on oral health?
The consequences of bad oral hygiene do not always manifest in the form of a toothache. Often they build up and lead to the onset of more serious, more lasting diseases. Improper oral hygiene also hampers a person's ability to socialise. If you haven't been using a mouthwash regularly, not everyone will put you through the pain of a reminder.
In most cases, no one will point it out. But, the unpleasant smell will force people to distance themselves from you. This is just one example of social isolation terrible oral hygiene can lead to. If this negligence towards your oral hygiene and health continues, you may find yourself losing many opportunities.
What are the significant problems related to oral health?
In terms of how weak oral hygiene impacts one's health, a spectrum of illnesses needs to be considered. Some of these physically appear and cause discomfort in the mouth region, whereas others insidiously build up into severe diseases with time, such as cardiovascular diseases.
The gums lock the teeth in place. If you are not a regular brusher or don't floss on time, bacteria will attack the teeth, causing them to harden. Smoking has been found to be a prevalent cause of periodontal or gum disease. Patients already suffering from illnesses such as diabetes are more likely to be impacted. In addition to this, if you're consuming medications that leave you with a dry mouth, for instance, medicines against AIDS, your risk of developing gum diseases also increases.
The symptoms can be bleeding, swollen gums, and loose teeth that cause difficulty chowing down on food or lingering bad breath. The disease is usually treated through methods that control the infection.
One of the most dangerous diseases related to the mouth is oral cancer. While it is curable if diagnosed at an early stage, the illness is still one of the largest menaces we face. The risks of developing oral cancer are exacerbated by excessive exposure to tobacco through activities like smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco, the lips being subjected to principal amounts of sunlight, especially without sunscreen, or an overall weak immune system.
The symptoms range from common problems like tooth pain or ear pain to a lump or lumps appearing inside the mouth, experiencing difficulty swallowing food, or a sore across the lips or mouth that refuses to go away.
You should contact a dentist as soon as possible if you believe you're exhibiting any of the warning signs.
Believe it or not, forgetting to brush after you've had dessert could lead to heart disease. When you do not care for your mouth correctly, illnesses such as gum disease appear. The bacteria responsible for gum disease can persist and travel along the mouth to other arteries where it performs its primary function; accumulating plaque. If plaque or fat deposits start piling up, they cause the arteries also to harden up. This blockade means the heart's functions are being disrupted, and it will not pump blood efficiently throughout the body. Thus, increasing the chances of a stroke or a heart attack.
These diseases are usually treated through medication that can target plaque. However, many times, surgical procedures may also be required.
How can you maintain your oral health?
Seeing the detrimental consequences of poor oral health care, it becomes almost a basic instinct to care for it beforehand. Fortunately, looking after your mouth isn't a challenging task. It's just a bunch of habits that you can quickly introduce into your routine.
Remember to clean and floss:
The first step in caring for your oral system is investing in a toothpaste that contains fluoride since fluoride actively strengthens your teeth and aids in their growth and development. In addition to brushing your teeth for the standard time of two minutes twice a day every day, you must also include flossing in your routine. It will get rid of the tiny bits of food that the bristles of a brush may not be able to reach and make it easier to keep your mouth safe.
Say no to smoking:
You should avoid tobacco at all costs if you want to keep your mouth healthy. In all its forms, no matter how raw it is or how many times it has been processed to satisfactory quality, tobacco will always be a malicious threat for you. Hence, it is better to stay as far as possible from it.
Lay off on the alcohol:
Just like tobacco, liquor will only cause you harm, no matter how good it tastes. Alcohol tends to leave the mouth cells in an irritated state. This makes them more vulnerable to mutations such as cancer. Hence, if you can't altogether remove alcohol from your life, moderating your intake is necessary.
Apply your sunscreen:
Many diseases near the mouth are a result of sun exposure. Sunscreen is your best shield against the UV rays of the sun; hence, remember to never step outside without a substantial layer of sunscreen coating your lips and surrounding areas.
Reach for supplements:
As unusual as it may sound, supplements that boost oral health are easy to find. They give your immune response a push and your oral system strength.
Schedule your appointment:
A critical step towards oral health, however, is frequenting your dentist with a visit. This is the only way to ensure you know what's going on with your body and what you can do to keep it healthy.
How do oral health products work?
We offer an adequate range of oral care products that exist in the form of gels. Oral care products mainly aim to provide relief from stinging pain and annoyance. The Anbesol Adult Gel and the Iglu Gel are both locally accepted anaesthetics. The Anbesol Adult Gel contains Lidocaine Hydrochloride, making sure the body does not generate the pain nerves. It proves helpful when a mouth ulcer has constantly been ruining your week.
The Daktarin Oral Gel combats infections in the mouth, gut, and stomach by utilising miconazole as the active ingredient. It directly takes out fungi and bacteria, killing them by interfering with their membrane maintenance.
If you want to fight a plaque build-up before it is too late, the Corsodyl Dental Gel is the perfect option. Our pharmacy will cater to all your oral health needs, no matter how small or big. All you have to do is reach out to the website today!
Can I buy oral health products online?
Yes! You can quickly and discreetly buy oral health products online through our website.
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Last reviewed 11 April 2023
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