When it comes to oral hygiene then we all think it is something generally known that should not be discussed in particular. But in most cases, people inevitably come to the dentist for dental problems caused by caries or gum disease.
For most people, going to the dentist is not exactly the most enjoyable event of the day. To reduce these visits to regular twice a year, we will introduce you to few steps that are key in preventing tooth decay.
Do you know how to brush your teeth properly?
Here are some tips to help you keep your teeth healthy and beautiful!
Brushing your teeth is an automated action – a habit that we perform in the same way every day. This means that we brush the same places every day and skip the same ones. Change a bad habit!
Brush your teeth concentrated. Close the faucet, the running water rushes you and you will forget to brush many teeth. Look at yourself in the mirror while brushing your teeth. That way you will be thorough.
By habit, most people start brushing their teeth always in the same place. These are usually the strongest movements that damage the teeth the most. Can you remember changing that place from time to time?
Which brush to choose?
The brush head must be small – this will make it easier to reach the inside of the teeth, the teeth and the backs of the last teeth. The fibers must be soft, thick, thin and with a rounded tip. Thus, the fibers will reach more tooth surfaces, especially the parts between the teeth and the junction of the teeth with the gums. The soft fibers are gentle on the gums.
Brush your teeth gently
You will severely damage the enamel, but beneath it is dentin (the type of bone that makes up most of the teeth) that is not resistant to violent attacks with a hard brush. The gums are also very sensitive, so it needs to be gently massaged with the soft bristles of a toothbrush.
Use small circular motions when brushing. Try to turn the brush so that the fibers enter under the gums with each movement and remove plaque from the tooth neck. In this way, try to reach all the surfaces of all teeth, especially those places that you have neglected so far.
Strong rubbing with a lot of foaming paste may give you an impression of freshness and thoroughness, but it is far from properly brushed teeth.
Toothpaste plays a very small role in proper brushing. Mechanical cleaning ensures healthy teeth, the paste is mostly there for the feeling of freshness… Avoid toothpastes that whiten teeth – they are abrasive and the effect is minimal. They often cause tooth sensitivity.
Food and drink
Limit your intake of acidic foods and beverages, such as citrus and wine, and if you have acid reflux, you should definitely consult a doctor. Any type of carbonated soft drinks, even ordinary juice, bites the enamel, and if you can’t give them up, then at least drink them on a straw to limit the exposure of your teeth.
If you already have acid-induced damage to your teeth, fluoride can help strengthen enamel. When it comes to oral health, there are many things you can do when it comes to prevention. Dental caries is part of life and aging, but quality care and cleaning of teeth can significantly contribute to oral health.
Eat foods rich in vitamins A, K and D
Vitamin K is responsible for the health and development of the jaw bones that support our teeth. That is why it is important to eat foods that contain more vitamin K, such as cabbage, cauliflower, leafy vegetables, yogurt, cheese and fish oil. Foods rich in vitamins A and D will also reduce the chance of developing tooth decay, and to get them into your body eat goat cheese, chicken liver, eggs, salmon and cod liver oil.
Brush your teeth twice a day
Regular brushing of your teeth and flossing will prevent food debris in your mouth from turning into caries-causing bacteria. Brush your teeth in the morning and in the evening, and if you have eaten a large meal in the meantime, feel free to treat your teeth to another additional toothbrush treatment.