During your younger years, you may have been taught about the importance of oral care. If you don’t take care of your gums and teeth, terrible things could happen. This is why you should always have good oral hygiene to have fresh breath, strong teeth, and a healthy mouth. Unfortunately, many people don’t listen to this simple piece of advice; instead they neglect their mouth’s needs and practice poor hygiene. As a result, they experience various mouth conditions and health problems, such as heart disease, strokes, and periodontitis.

Most individuals who don’t practice good oral care tend to have bacteria in their mouth, which eventually form plaque, which can dissolve tooth enamel and damage bones.

The Disturbing Video

There is a viral video that shows a patient with hardened plaque who hasn’t gone to a dentist for about 10 years. The delay caused him to have plaque buildup that damaged his teeth and gums. The sickening video footage clearly displays that the man has not practiced good teeth-cleaning routine either.

According to the description of the uploaded video on YouTube, the man has a decade of plaque and calcite, which accumulated over the years. Throughout his existence, he has eaten authentic Japanese dishes. He is also a habitual smoker and has never flossed all his life. The clip is only one minute and 23 seconds, but it is so disturbing that you may not have the appetite for food after watching it.

The video clearly shows that the teeth of a man named Katsu are covered with plaque. The dentist he visited tries to solve the problem by cleaning the teeth first. Over a decade of plaque and grime are seen and removed from the mouth of the man.

What the Video is Trying to Show

Although it is indeed a disgusting footage, it is a reminder that people should religiously have good oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing your teeth are the keys to having a healthy mouth. Clean your teeth every day, so you do not end up having the same mouth situation as Katsu. The video also reveals the result of smoking and eating Japanese food without flossing. This combination ends up with hardened plaque and becomes tartar, which can only be removed by professional dental treatment.

Aside from frequent brushing and flossing, you should also never take for granted the benefit of visiting your dentist. It is recommended that you have your teeth checked at least once a year to make sure your mouth is of optimum health.