Teeth cleaning procedures

No one wants to have dental problems, whether it is a toothache, sensitive teeth, or gingivitis. These cause pain and suffering, unable to eat normally, and in some cases, losing confidence because of bad breath, unclear speech or unsightly damaged teeth form decay.

If we want to have healthy teeth without disease in the mouth, we must always take good care of our teeth, by keeping it clean. Here are steps you need to take:

– Brush teeth everyday at least twice a day, in the morning and before going to bed. We should take time in brushing our teeth, do not be in a hurry. It must take at least 2 minutes to brush our teeth. It is also important to choose soft-bristled toothbrush, because it is not harsh on the gums. The brush head must be small in size, because it is easier to reach difficult areas to clean thoroughly. If the bristles are already worn out it is best to replace your toothbrush with a new one, normally every 3-4 months. If you are using an electric toothbrush, the brush head must be regularly replaced as well.

– Brush teeth after every meal as much as possible. If you are able to take a toothbrush and toothpaste with you when you are on the go, it would be an advantage, however if it is not convenient, then rinse teeth with water after meal.

– should use toothpaste that contains fluoride, because fluoride is important in preventing tooth decay and keeping teeth strong and healthy.

– Use dental floss and other cleaning tools for teeth. Using dental floss will help eliminate food waste and bacteria formation in the teeth. Dental floss is necessary because it can reach areas where the bristles of the toothbrush cannot. Dental floss must be used first before brushing teeth. For those who are not comfortable using dental floss thread, they may choose dental floss with handles.

– Mouthwash can help reduce the amount of bacteria in the mouth and to freshen breath. Choose mouthwash that contains fluoride to help strengthen teeth enamel.

– Tongue cleaning device is another option for those who care about oral hygiene. You can also use a toothbrush to clean the tongue by gently brushing the tongue.

– Quit the bad habit of smoking to restore good oral hygiene as well prevent the risk of oral disease, gum disease and also bad breath. Smoking also leaves stains on the surface of the teeth, making teeth unattractive. Smoking will also prevent decrease saliva flow in the mouth. Saliva is important in washing away food scraps and bacteria in the mouth.

– For those wearing dentures, bridges or braces, they must use especially designed tools for cleaning their dental appliance.

– In addition to taking care of cleaning the mouth by oneself, it is necessary to regularly visit your dentist every 6 months for general check-up and professional teeth cleaning.


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