Brushing and bathing why we need to

Why to brush teeth & take bath

Brushing teeth after getting up from bed: If you are one of those people, who would like to have breakfast on bed, then you must reconsider your habit. People may say it is personal preference, but it is a good practice to brush before breakfast.

We know breakfast is important meal of the day. This is the reason we should not skip breakfast. Likewise, we should not skip brushing teeth before breakfast. This helps to reset the mouth and gets it ready for the foods of the day by removing the bacteria that grows in the mouth overnight. During our night sleep, bacteria in the mouth multiplies causing bad breath by turning sugar into acid. This acidic environment is not good for our health. If we consume food without brushing teeth or cleaning mouth, can ruin our health and cause decay of teeth. To remove bacteria that is sitting on teeth, tongue and oral cavity it is a good practice to brush teeth and then have breakfast. If you feel the smell of toothpaste interfering in your breakfast, then have half a glass of warm water after brushing your teeth.

Oral hygiene is important for health because it is linked to our total health.

Why we should take bath daily? Bathing is essential for human body for many reasons. Regular bathing helps in cleansing of body and organs. According to literature “the toxic compounds that are sitting on our skin should be expelled regularly in order to prevent the disease”.

The toxic components referred here is for microbes, sweat and other foreign particles sitting on the body. Most people shower for other reasons too, like concern about body odor, it helps to wake up, bathing reduces body pain and it is relaxing. Whatever might be the reason, bathing using warm water with skin friendly soap, helps to get rid of microbes, dirt and dead skin. Bacteria can grow on body and feed on dead skin cells eventually causing rash, irritation, inflammation. Dermatatis neglecta is a condition that  results in thick brown plaque on skin leading to secondary infections. It prevents spreading of skin diseases and keeps skin moisturized.

You don’t need to take multiple showers every day, one shower per day is enough to keep your body clean and healthy.

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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: March 30, 2023

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