How to have clean teeths
The goal of good oral hygiene is to remove the biofilm oral and its harmful effects on teeth and gums. The main guidelines to follow are:
- Use plate developers. These make the biofilm oral more visible and therefore easier brushing.
- Clean your teeth daily. Brushing teeth is done to remove those remaining in the mouth after meals, but mostly to get rid of dental plaque remains. Should be performed at least three times a day and may require three to four minutes.
You must use a proper brushing technique. There are several techniques of brushing, but no there is no brushing technique that is suitable for all people, since it is determined by morphology of the dentition of the patient manual dexterity, etc.. The recommended brushing technique is one that allows the removal of biofilm oral in a comfortable way, in a timely manner without causing any tissue damage.
The technique is to highlight the Bass technique because it eliminates the bacteria found in the gingival margin, causing gum disease. This technique involves tilting the brush 45 degrees between tooth and gum, such that the filaments are in contact with the gum-tooth margin and across two or three teeth. It should be very small circular motion or vibration to the handle without pressure and without the filaments come to move from its position in the gum. In anterior teeth, the lingual surface, should be done with the brush vertically placed.
When choosing our brush is better than the head size is not too large and that the filaments are means or soft, to better suit the dental anatomy and not abrasive. The brush should be changed approximately every 2-4 months, this will depend on wear. A worn toothbrush does not perform proper disposal of biofilm oral also can hurt the gums. If you use an electric toothbrush must remember that you have movement and, therefore, we have to go very slowly changing surface and even we can mimic a conventional brushing technique, if the spindle permits.
To clean between the teeth (interproximal spaces), use silks or dental tape, or if the spaces are large, interproximal brushes of different sizes. It is very important to clean these areas at least once a day, accounting for 40% of tooth surfaces. Therefore, if we do not use dental floss or interdental brushes, we are leaving uncleaned almost half of the mouth.
- Perform cleaning lingual. There are special cleaners or tongue scrapers that facilitate this work. You should clean your tongue with a move from back to front to drag food debris, sloughed cells, mucus, bacteria, etc..
- Use oral irrigators. The direct application of a jet of water or mouthwash helps eliminating the bacteria deposited on the teeth, gums and hard to reach places.
- Mouthwashes (daily or specific use as needed), help to achieve complete oral hygiene, effectively reduce biofilm oral and provide maximum freshness.
- Control the consumption of sugary foods. Ideally, avoid eating them but, if consumed, it is important to brush your teeth after.
- Regular visits to the dentist. It is advisable to visit the dentist to perform a review of the mouth for at least 1-2 times a year, and a professional cleaning.