A beautiful healthy looking smile that lasts a lifetime is the ultimate goal when we treat our patients. Your home dental care are important in achieving this goal. It starts at home by eating balanced meals, reducing the consumption of snacks, and correctly using the various dental instruments that help control plaque and bacteria that cause dental disease.
Brushing teeth? Brush your teeth at least twice a day (especially before going to bed at night) with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a toothpaste that is approved by the ADA.
Gently brush at an angle of 45 degrees to the gums, using small circular movements, and make sure you always feel the bristles on the gums.
Brush the outer surface, inner and the occlusal surface of each tooth.
Use the tip of the brush to clean the inside of the front teeth.
Brush your tongue to remove bacteria and freshen your breath.
The electric toothbrushes are also recommended. They are easy to use and can remove plaque effectively. Simply place the bristles of the electric brush on your gums and teeth and allow the brush to do its job, several teeth at a time.
Dental floss ? Flossing daily use is the best way to clean between the teeth and under the gums. Flossing not only helps clean these spaces, it also disrupts plaque colonies, preventing damage to the gums, teeth and bones.
Cut 12 to 16 inches (30-40 cm) of floss and wrap it around your fingers, leaving about 2 inches (5 cm) of wire in his hands.
Use your thumb and index finger to guide the wire, and insert it gently between your teeth with movements sawtooth.
Drag silk shaped semicircle around each tooth and under the gum. gently move up and down over cleaning each side of the tooth.
The flosser is recommended if you have difficulty with traditional dental floss.
Mouthwash? It is important to rinse your mouth with water after brushing, and also after meals, if you can not brush your teeth. If you use a mouthwash available OTC, confirm with your dentist or dental hygienist if it is appropriate for you.
Use other dental instruments as recommended by your dentist or dental hygienist; interdental brushes, rubber stimulators tips, cleansers language, irrigation devices, fluoride, medicated rinses, etc., can all play a role in good oral care at home.