Oral health starts with having clean teeth, and having clean teeth starts with developing consistent dental care habits, such as flossing and brushing. These are fundamental truths the lead to basic results: healthy gums and teeth for life.
This article outlines some of the most important basic information that can help you and other members of your family avoid future teeth issues, such as gum and teeth disease.
You should brush your teeth twice a day at least
Be sure to take enough time and care to clean your mouth and teeth. Clean every single tooth and especially clean the spaces that are in between your teeth, in addition to your gums.
Use a soft bristled brush to clean around your mouth (tongue and roof of your mouth). Don’t rush things and clean as if you were gently massaging your gums.
Use the proper equipment
We recommend that you use a soft bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste.
Consider using a battery-operated or electric toothbrush, particularly if you happen to have arthritis or any other issues that may make it hard for you to effectively brush your teeth.
Most individuals use oscillating or electric brushes around their gums and then a regular brush for their biting surfaces and around the teeth.
Practice A Good Technique
Keep in mind that there are five surfaces on each tooth and at least three of them (biting surface or top, inside and outside) need to be thoroughly cleaned, while you should use interdental cleaning aids to clean the interproximal surfaces. Also, brush the roof of your mouth and tongue and avoid making any harsh or rigorous scrubbing that could end up irritating your gums.
Replace your toothbrush on a regular basis
Buy a new replacement head for an electric toothbrush or a new regular toothbrush every three or four months. If the bristles have frayed, do it sooner.
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Learn How To Floss
It is necessary to floss on a daily basis in order to clean those critical interproximal areas that can’t be reached with a toothbrush. Dental tape is frequently more efficient and easier to use than floss.
Use enough dental floss for good control
A piece of dental floss or tape that’s 30cm long will provide you with good control after you wind it around your index or your middle finger on both of your hands.
Give attention to each of your teeth
Move the floss against all sides of your tooth and up and down to scrape off all of the plaque from the top of your tooth to the gum line. Unwind and use fresh floss as you continue to progress.
Develop a routine
Develop a daily routine to make sure that you keep up on flossing your teeth. Try using waxed floss if you are having difficulties getting it through your teeth. If manipulating the floss is hard to do, then use a Mini Flosser, floss holder or an interdental cleaner – like interspace brushes or interdental brushes that have been designed to clean in between your teeth.
Check Your Diet
The foods and beverages that you consume can significantly affect your general oral hygiene as well as your gums and teeth, so try and think about what you eat.
How Is Your Lifestyle
It is essential to understand and be aware of the way that certain lifestyle choices may influence your oral and dental health.
Drinking, smoking and high carbonate, acidic, carbohydrate and sugar exposure can all have very detrimental effects on your gums and teeth, in addition to the soft tissues inside of your mouth.
Implement the points above and you will go a long way to keeping your teeth clean for many years to come.