Dental hygiene plays a significant role in maintaining one's overall health. As the saying goes, 'The mouth is the gateway to the body,' how well we maintain our oral hygiene directly influences our health. Hence, dentists always give importance to their patients' oral hygiene and ensure they take the necessary action to keep it at an optimal standard.
Importance of Brushing and Flossing
Oral care always starts at home with brushing and flossing the teeth regularly. Brushing the teeth gets rid of the majority of the microbes from the oral cavity, making it highly essential to be carried out every day. Dentists recommend that you brush your teeth at least twice a day to ensure the microbes are removed and their growth is halted at the right time. This also does the job of removing the accumulated food debris from the mouth.
Flossing isn't given as much importance as brushing the teeth. However, this isn't a good practice. Flossing is equally important as brushing the teeth as the food particles and other debris lodged in between the teeth have to be removed effectively. If not, the microbes in the mouth get something to feed on, which indirectly supports their growth. Over time, it leads to tartar accumulation and eventually ends in decaying the teeth.
Maintaining Dental Hygiene at Home
Do you thoroughly brush your teeth twice every day? If yes, great! But, do you do it the right way? Choosing the correct type of toothbrush, toothpaste and following the proper brushing techniques is essential in removing the microbes from the mouth. Use a soft-medium bristled toothbrush so that it doesn't harm your soft gums. Toothpaste rich in Fluoride is recommended as it helps to fight cavities and strengthen the teeth. It is best to hold the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle and brush the teeth using circular strokes for maximum removal of microbes. Flossing has to be done carefully to avoid cutting the gums. Hold the floss firmly between the middle fingers of both the hands and ensure to scrub both sides of individual teeth.
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