According to the CDC, good oral hygiene is important for maintaining one's overall health. According to the Caucus Educational Corporation, poor oral health has been linked to heart and lung disease, diabetes, stroke, low-birth weight, and premature births. Often, diseases give their first warning signs in the form of oral problems. The U.S. Surgeon General also agrees that oral health is a strong indicator of overall health and well-being. Good oral hygiene includes brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing daily, limit snacking and visit the dentist regularly.
There should be no exception to those rules once you are in a survival situation or simply out camping or in the wilderness. Many people think that food, water and shelter are the most important thing in a survival situation, which they are, but it's also important to have all your bases covered when it comes to hygiene. Be prepared by keeping these products in your survival kit, in the home, or in the car, as you never know when you may need them.