How To Care For Your Teeth – Some Tips

Going to the dentist too much can start costing a lot of money. That is one of the key reasons your dental expert will ask you to take good care of your teeth at home. What is involved in taking good care of your teeth? Actually, it is as simple as brushing and flossing your teeth regularly.

What happens if you don’t floss and brush your teeth is that the bacteria in your mouth eat the sugar that you have consumed. The after-effect is an acid which is harmful to your teeth and will, in fact, decay them. Carelessly, lazily, or otherwise just not brushing your teeth will, in turn, cause bad teeth and gums.

As you know, there are plenty of different toothbrushes when you go to the shops – yellow, green, blue, orange; the ones with the small handles, long handles, odd-shaped handles, straight bristles, diagonal bristles, cross bristles, soft, medium or hard, small, medium or large; and there are lots and lots of brands: Oral-B, Colgate, Crest, Aquafresh … How to choose which is best? The stable datum is that choosing one with a small head and soft bristles is recommended. This way, you can get into all the open spaces easily while not damaging your gums in the process. Otherwise — color, contour and price – well that’s up to you. As far as I can see, all that the toothbrush companies do is to make toothbrushes more attractive to sell, with supposed benefits vouched for by dental professionals. However, if you keep the above tips in mind, you shouldn’t have any particular problems.

Changing out your toothbrush every few months is recommended. The recommended time period for brushing your teeth is 2 minutes. There is no specific sequence to brushing your teeth, but you should be thorough in covering all surfaces, brush up and in circles, and be gentle — don’t hurt your teeth or gums. Cover the edge of your gums, since the bristles of your brush will be able to get underneath the edge of your gum, cleaning the teeth there as well.

It’s easy and fast to floss your teeth. Take out a strip of floss (or a flossing stick) and, in sequence, floss between your teeth and as far as possible under the edge of each tooth, where it meets the gums. Bacteria can be stuck here.

Brushing your teeth or chewing gum after consuming food also helps maintain clean teeth and gums.

In a nutshell, your dentist will urge you to:

a) Brush your teeth properly on a daily basis.
b) Floss your teeth completely every day.
c) See your dentist at least once every 6 months.

If there are any further questions on taking care of your teeth at home, ask your dentist.

This information about Dental Education is courtesy of Greenway Dental Group .

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