November 13th, 2021 by

A good oral hygiene is not as hard as people may think. Caring for your teeth is not just a matter of choosing a fluoride toothpaste or non-fluoride toothpaste to use but rather constant life behavior check.

Here we shall talk about the various ways to keep that flawless smile and what behaviors one can adopt  to keep perfect oral hygiene.

  • Most importantly as we all know, one has to brush and floss teeth regularly. This is vital for tooth and gum health.

PROPER BRUSHING ENTAILS.

  • Making sure that you are always using a soft bristled toothbrush. This is because too much pressure or overzealous brushing can lead to damage to the gums causing recession or attrition to the enamel.
  • Use fluoride rich anti-cavity toothpaste. Some toothpastes will bear logos that show they have been tested to ensure they meet the requirements for fluoride availability. Fluoride helps strengthen the enamel of teeth and makes it more resistant to acid produced by the bacteria in the mouth when they break down sugars.
  • Brush in a circular motion holding the brush at a 45 degree angle to the gum. All tooth surfaces must be well brushed and each tooth must be brushed.
  • Brush for a minimum of 2 minutes each time you brush and for at least 2 times a day.

PROPER FLOSSING ENTAILS.

  • Break off floss about 18 to 24inches long, hold it with your thumbs and index fingers. Place the floss between two teeth.
  • Floss in between these teeth using a “C” shape with the floss each time you do.  This helps you to be gentle on the gums and supports tissues of the teeth.
  • Floss  in the pockets of your gums.
  • One can also use water flossing.

All the above will remove plaque from behind the teeth and in areas where the brush cannot normally reach.

  •   Reduce you carb intake bacteria on the teeth will feed on the sugar from carbs and       causes further damage.               

Reducing carbs will take food surfaces away from the bacteria.

  • Get routine dental cleaning of your teeth and gums. Visit the dentist at least every six      months. This helps the dentist to identify and treat any possibly upcoming tooth diseases before they get to a severe level.
  • Be aware of fruits with high acid content as they can also Damage teeth.

Written by

 Dr MULONDO BESWERI LUSSE

princelusse@gmail.com

BDS-MUK

Pristine Dental Surgery


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