How To Have Good Oral Hygiene, Tips, And Trick On How To Look After Teeth
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Smokers all suffer the same problem when it comes to their teeth: yellow tooth discoloration. Having teeth bleached regularly by a dentist can become costly. A cheaper alternative with nearly the same results is to use salt. Brush your teeth once a week with salt and your teeth will become noticeably whiter. If you want the whitening without the salt taste, try specially formulated anti-stain toothpastes (recommended: Theramed). This will gently remove plaque and leave your teeth a gleaming white.
A Strong Bite
Healthy, strong teeth until old age…this doesn’t have to be just wishful thinking. In order to keep your strong bite with age, keep the following in mind:
1. Reduce foods in your diet that contain acid, such as cola or vinegar. These can corrode minerals in the enamel and make it soft. Therefore, avoid constantly sipping away at your soft drink and or eating fruit throughout the day.
2. Wait an hour before brushing your teeth after you eat foods containing acids, or else you risk rubbing away the dental enamel. Belching or vomiting also attacks the enamel.
3. Use a soft toothbrush. It’s not true that only a hard brush can remove impurities. You are only hurting your teeth and exerting too much pressure. A soft-bristled or an electric toothbrush is much more effective. These cleanse teeth gently and effectively.
4. Select a toothpaste high in fluoride (we recommend: Theramed). This replenishes lost minerals and strengthens the enamel.
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Strong Teeth through Diet
Sweets should only be consumed only during mealtimes. It is better to enjoy an entire bar of chocolate all at once then to eat it over the course of an entire day. For those snacks between mealtimes, it is better to choose teeth-friendly foods like whole wheat bread, cheese, raw vegetables, yogurt or fruit.
The ABCs of Dental Care for Kids
1. Even the first baby tooth should be carefully cleaned once a day.
2. Later, baby teeth should be brushed after breakfast and before bedtime.
3. Use toothbrushes specially made for kids – with a particularly small bristle head and thick handle.
4. Children with braces require a special toothbrush.
5. Little by little, kindergarten-age kids should be taught to brush teeth themselves – naturally with adult supervision.
6. The ideal brushing technique for kids: From red to white “in circles.” Fine motor skills at this age do not yet allow for movement from the wrist.
7. Use a children’s toothpaste with fluoride. Because children swallow relatively large amount of toothpaste, it makes sense that fluoride concentrations are different than for adults.
8. Ask your dentist if your child should take additional fluoride tablets.
9. After brushing, do not rinse wildly. Spitting it out is enough. This way, the fluoride can still be effective after brushing.
10. Consult your doctor about a prophylaxis plan for children over three years old.
The Basics of Oral Care for Adults
2. Use a toothpaste containing fluoride. Ask your dentist if an additional fluoride gel is needed.
3. The correct brushing technique: Holding your brush at 45-degree angle against the gums, brush the outer tooth surfaces, the inner tooth surfaces, then the chewing surfaces of the teeth.
4. Don’t scrub! Excess pressure when brushing can damage teeth. The result: overly sensitive tooth necks and a receding gum line.
5. Wait a half an hour before consuming acidic drinks and foods! Neutralize acids with mineral water or by chewing gum.
6. Good toothbrushes have a rather small head and rounded synthetic bristles in a thick concentration.
7. High tech bristles (electric and sonic) can be very effective. Be sure to follow the directions for use and follow a consistent regime.
8. Replace your brush at least every two months. This is also true for electric toothbrushes.
9. Use dental floss or interdental brushes to clean the spaces in between teeth. Ask your dentist which products are right for you.
10. Visit your dentist regularly for a professional dental cleaning.