Proper and regular oral hygiene is very important in the prevention of dental caries and also the health of the gums .
We use various tools and preparations for teeth hygiene such as toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, etc. The first step for good teeth hygiene is selection of toothbrush and toothpaste.
The choice of toothbrush sometimes can be difficult due to the availability of different structures, shapes and the offers of a large number of manufacturers. However, choosing should be simple and a toothbrush must have a medium firm or soft fiber and must be of appropriate dimensions to be able to access the back teeth. So good quality brush is one that can access to as many tooth surfaces as it can reach and which allows brushing teeth from all sides.
Toothbrush is recommended to be replaced every three months.
With a large number of toothbrushes on the market there are also a large number of toothpastes.
The primary objective of toothpaste is plaque removal and antibacterial effect. If there is any gums sensitivity there are specific toothpastes with a specific activity and the effects of these pastes are : relieve gingivitis, reducing hypersensitivity, preventing discoloration of teeth and tartar buildup.
Beside of toothbrush and toothpaste it is necessary to clean up the space between teeth, because that space is unavailable for toothbrush.
That is a reason why we use dental floss to remove dental plaque. In order to obtain the best efficiency of plaque removal it is important proper use of dental floss. The cleaning method is: String the floss between the forefinger and thumb and put it into the space between the teeth. Bringing the floss between the teeth must be slowly and gently to prevent damaging the gums. Pulling slowly (left-right or up-down ) while holding the floss tight, food remains and plaque will be removed. For better removal efficiency it is important that the floss is always tense and pressed against the surface of the tooth to clean.
There are many ways of brushing your teeth, but the only important fact is that we need to cover as much tooth surface as possible and which enable cleaning plaque with proper brush motions.
To achieve this effect for the back teeth, fiber brush must be placed at an angle of 45 degrees to the outer surface of the tooth and should be moved by circular motion across the surface of the tooth. The chewing surfaces should be cleaned with forward – back moves.
Brushing must be gently. Aggressive tooth brushing can cause gum damage, tooth sensitivity and may lead to destruction of the tissue around the teeth.
So hold your toothbrush gently, with only a couple of fingers.
Fear of the dentist will recognize a lot of people regardless of gender or age. More than 50 % of adults admit to fear of the dentist because they had a negative experience during childhood. Fear of the dentist or bad personal experiences can be a one of different stories that we have heard from other people. The impact of these stories affect on all of us – big or small. Such fear can negatively affect to regular dental care and oral health of a person.
Which is in fact the real reason why do we fear of the dentist and do not visit him regularly, is the question that stands for all of us . Is it the sound of the drill, the smell, pain or something else? Beside the fear that we impose on ourself through the various scenarios that we have in our head during a visit to the dentist a large and important role in all of this have a dentist himself . A dentist is a person who can trough his attitude , carelessness and access statements reinforce a sense of patient fear. It is therefore very important that the dentist read patient body language and react to any feelings of pain to gain confidence and to help the patient feel less ” vulnerable ” , and more secure.
If you belong to those who have a fear of visiting the dentist we recommend you to find a dentist to whom you can trust.
Fear of the dentist may exist, but it should not be a reason for avoiding a regular visit to the dentist. Avoiding the dentist can cause oral problems and eventually become more complex and more painful. The remains on the tooth surface not only that can damage the teeth but also the gums so therefore it is very important to regularly visit the dentist. The more often we visit to the dentist the smaller fear of the dentist will be. If you have a low tolerance to pain, feel free to ask your dentist to use a local anesthetic before the procedure.
Therefore, put the smile on your face and with the serenity visit your dentist.