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How to Clean Your Teeth Properly While Preventing Dental Damage

Tooth brushing is an activity that people do on a daily basis. As such it comes off as such a routine that most people do not realize that they are not doing it right. You can get help from a professional to get your teeth cleaned up. Cleaning of teeth is one of the many ways to make sure that your teeth stay healthy and live for a long time. There are professional teeth cleaning services offered at dental offices. They not only brush the teeth removing bacteria and plaque, but will also proceed to make the teeth a shade whiter. You want a smile like that of a toothpaste model? It is time to take teeth cleaning very seriously then.

Brushing your teeth

Tooth brushing is undeniably the most popular way of getting the teeth all cleaned up. However, as research findings have shown, few people take the time to brush their teeth properly. As such less than 50% of the germs are removed after the brushing escapade. Teeth are supposed to be brushed at least twice a day and especially so before you go to bed at night. You are supposed to use an approved brush- with soft bristles that will not damage your gums. The use of good toothpaste and appropriate brushing techniques is also very important.

How should you brush your teeth? The brush should be placed at an angle of 45 degrees to the gums when brushing. Using small, circular motion proceed to brush your teeth. It is very common to find people brushing the outer surfaces of the teeth and forgetting the biting and inner surfaces. The tongue should also not be forgotten as it can potentially harbor a whole lot of bacteria. Brushing the tongue not only removes the bacteria but also freshens up your breath.

What kind of toothbrush do you have?

There are many types of brushes nowadays. However as abovementioned, you should take some time to select the brush that you take home with you. Some toothbrushes bring with them some very rough bristles which can potentially damage your gums as you brush. When you buy a toothbrush, it is important to disinfect it with warm salty water. Soak the toothbrush in the water for ten to fifteen minutes. This should soften the bristles while at the same time disinfecting the brush.

Electrical brushes come highly favored nowadays. They are very easy to use and they are fantastic when it comes to the removal of plaque. You simply place the bristles of the brush on your gums and teeth, the brush will do the rest of the job. Flossing your teeth on a daily basis gets the spaces between the teeth cleared up and interrupts the buildup of plaque. Once you are done flossing or brushing, it is important to thoroughly rinse your mouth with water.

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Comment by Steffany Mohan, DDS on May 26, 2016 at 4:19am

You pose an excellent question. Ideas and tips are really effective and helpful. Your home care should consist of proper brushing with a soft-bristle brush and a non-abrasive toothpaste, as well as daily flossing. Rinsing with warm salt water will help the stitches to dissolve. Eat soft and cool foods for a few days. Most swelling and bleeding end within a day or two after the surgery. Using an antimicrobial mouth rinse as it can help to reduce the bacteria in your mouth. Initial healing takes at least two weeks. The best prevention is to clean your teeth at least twice per day after eating, with tooth paste containing fluorides, or using dental thread or interdentally brush.

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