Prevention, the first and most important stage of tooth care!
Compliance with preventive measures helps to save time and effort and eliminate the potential discomfort of a dental treatment. Maintaining a healthy smile for a term depends on to each of us, on the way the dentist recommendation regarding simple dental hygiene procedures, both at home and on regular meetings of professional cleaning, once every 6 months.
Brushing out teeth daily, at least two times, is vital for maintaining a healthy smile and preventing the accumulation of tartar. Evening brushing is the most important daily personal hygiene session. It is enough to skip it just one evening, to affect the results obtained even by professional cleaning.
1. Dental Prevention
a.personal: regular brushing, flossing and mouthwash and healthy food.
b. professional regular dental check ups, cleanings and scaling – performed twice a year
2. Manual Toothbrush
The toothbrush should have soft (soft) or moderate (medium) bristles to avoid damaging the gums.
For a complete dental hygiene it is recommended to change your toothbrush every three to four months. Worn toothbrushes can not clean teeth effectively!
3. Electric toothbrush
Although some patients are motivated by the fact that the electric toothbrush is more efficient and feel their teeth are better cleaned, it is important to respect the same rules for brushing. It is recommended to replace the brush head every 3 months or sooner if the bristles start to fray.
4. Inter dental toothbrush
It is recommended for people who wear bridges and fixed orthodontic appliances. Inter dental toothbrushes in various sizes and provides cleaning for areas inaccessible to other type of tooth brushes.
5. Moth irrigator
The device consists of a container with water or mouthwash and a loop (or two, depending on the type of device). The loop throws the solution with adjustable pressure, as a single or diffuse jet . Mouth irrigator is suitable for cleaning areas that are hard to reach and for gum massage.
Most toothpastes have calcium, fluoride and an antiseptic substance as basic components. There are also toothpastes with a slightly abrasive component or even slightly anesthetic substance. Regardless the particular type of toothpaste chosen, remember that only a proper brushing technique both in point of duration and frequency complement the quality of toothpaste
7. Dental floss
Dental floss can be found in pharmacies in dental offices or hypermarkets. We recommend using dental floss at least once daily for a complete dental hygiene, and when not possible, at least three times a week. This can reduce the risk of decays by 80%, using dental floss can remove the plaque from areas hard to reach by brushing (interdental spaces).
Mouthwash is an antiseptic, antibacterial product, which control the growth of pathogenic microbes in the mouth. It does not replace brushing, but completes it. Also, it is recommended to be used it as directed by your dentist.
9. Professional dental hygiene
Daily brushing is extremely important, but even if performed properly and regularly is not 100% effective in removing plaque and buildup that accumulates on teeth regularly. Therefore, professional deep cleaning and removal of tartar intervention is necessary and has to be carried out through professional prevention sessions!
Good oral hygiene is important both aesthetically and for general health reasons. Poor dental hygiene can lead to complex medical problems such as gum disease, infections, jaw bone loss, heart disease, strokes, brain strokes, etc. Regular visits to the dentist prevent these problems and helps to maintain a good dental care and correct brushing techniques.
Correct brushing techniques
Brushing is important to be done by at least 2 times every day, especially before sleeping, without any food or liquid consumption afterwards, except for water.
Place the bristles along the gum in 45˚ angle to the vertical surface of teeth. Brushes should achieve both gums and teeth surface. Gently brush the outer surface of the teeth, with a move from the gum to the tooth (from pink to white). Keeping the angle of 45˚, gently brush the inner surface of the tooth with circular short and mild movements, from inside out.
Then, follows intraoral brushing of the molars, with the same circular movements, brushing the horizontal surface (occlusal) teeth, both maxillary and the mandible in the end
Do not press excessively, plaque is removed by the bristle tips. If you experience bleeding during brushing, this means that gums are inflamed due to plaque. In this case, insist brushing that area to remove plaque and relieve the gum.
Finally, for a complete hygiene, but also for a fresh breath is advisable to brush your tongue from inside to outside. Rinse three or four times after brushing.