Your smile depends on simple dental care habits, such as brushing and flossing and regular visits to the dentist. Follow these steps to protect your oral health.
Brushing for oral health:
Oral health begins with clean teeth. Keeping the area where your teeth meet your gums clean can prevent gum disease, while keeping your tooth surfaces clean can help you stave off cavities.
• Brush your teeth at least twice a day. When you brush, don’t rush. Take enough time to do a thorough job.
• Use the proper equipment. Use a fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush that fits your mouth comfortably. Consider using an electric or battery-operated toothbrush, which can reduce plaque and a mild form of gum disease (gingivitis) more than does manual brushing.
• Practice good technique. Hold your toothbrush at a slight angle. Gently brush with short back-and-forth motions. Remember to brush the outside, inside and chewing surfaces of your teeth, as well as your tongue.
• Know when to replace your toothbrush. Invest in a new toothbrush or a replacement head for your electric or battery-operated toothbrush every three to four months.
Flossing for oral health:
You can’t reach the tight spaces between your teeth and under the gumline with a toothbrush. That’s why daily flossing is important. When you floss:
• Don’t skimp. Break off about 40 centimeters of dental floss. Wind most of the floss around the middle finger on one hand, and the rest around the middle finger on the other hand. Grip the floss tightly between your thumbs and forefingers.
• Be gentle. Guide the floss between your teeth using a rubbing motion. Don’t snap the floss into your gums. When the floss reaches your gumline, curve it against one tooth.
• Take it one tooth at a time. Slide the floss into the space between your gum and tooth.
• Keep it up. If you find it hard to handle floss, use an interdental cleaner — such as PROXA-BRUSHES specialy designed to clean between the teeth, which are on sale at Zen Smile Spa.
As long as you do a thorough job, it doesn’t matter if you brush or floss first. However, flossing before brushing might allow more fluoride from your toothpaste to reach between your teeth. Do not forget to regularly visit your dentist to avoid any possible problems.
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