6 tips to take care of teeth
The World Health Organization states that 60% -90% of school children and almost 100% of adults have cavities worldwide. Taking care of our teeth takes very little time a day, but it is necessary to do it correctly.
Generally, the most common reasons for the consultation are pain, difficulty chewing or for an aesthetic reason, such as improving the smile. Although in many cases these symptoms are mixed. The benefits of proper dental hygiene have an impact on overall health, both in terms of quality of life and social interrelations.
It is necessary to change the brush every three months. The doctor recommends using those with soft bristles and rounded tips so that you do not exert too much pressure on the enamel of the tooth and end up damaging it.
It is best to brush your teeth after each meal. If it is not possible, at least three times a day. However, the doctor insists: it is very important to take care of dental hygiene before going to bed.
It is necessary to brush your teeth for at least two minutes and not to let more than 20 minutes pass since you finished eating. The doctor recommends creating a pattern, a routine, at the time of brushing, for example, start on the right side of the mouth and then move to the left, to make sure that the cleaning is complete.
Not only is it enough to brush your teeth, the tongue is the most forgotten. We can use lingual scrapers or, even, the toothbrush. The tongue should be cleaned with a back-and-forth movement to drag the bacteria.
Flossing: every day. Yes all. We can also use interproximal brushes that, together with the mouthwash, help to achieve proper oral hygiene.
“When we eat outside the house and we do not have the possibility to brush our teeth, gum or candy with xylitol can help to remove food and, above all, favor the production of saliva,” he explains. However, he adds that whenever you can, it is better to brush your teeth, since they do not replace brushing: “I recommend that patients have another brush in the office and that their children take it to school.”
Finally, the doctor recommends going regularly to the dentist. It is advisable to visit you to have your mouth checked at least once or twice a year.