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Health: How to brush your teeth correctly?

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View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Dental care is, not only hygienic, but also a procedure necessary for the health of the whole body. Read more about how to brush your teeth and what mistakes to avoid during this process below.

General information.

Despite the fact that people brush their teeth and floss for years, many are surprised when they find out that they are doing it wrong. Here’s a goodexample: did you know that you need to brush your teeth for at least two minutes? Most adults do not brush their teeth for so long.

The following are four steps that will allow you to quickly and easily remember the rules for caring for your oral cavity, teeth and gums:

1. Brush your teeth at least twice a day using fluoride-containing toothpaste for at least two minutes.

2. You need to use floss every day, before going to bed.

3. It is necessary to limit the number of snacks during the day.

4. You must visit the dentist every 6 months to undergo an examination and professional hygiene checkup

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From childhood, we were told that it’s better to brush your teeth twice a day, but some people neglect this rule, skipping evening brushing. Which, inevitably, leads to a deterioration of the teeth. Experts believe that morning and evening brushing is necessary, because, at night, there is very littlesaliva in the mouth, so bacteria can multiply during sleep with doubled strength. In order to ruin the life of bacteria, it is necessary to thoroughly brush your teeth before bedtime, completing the process by abundant rinsing.

As for morning brushing, the opinions of doctors are contradictory: on the one hand, brushing your teeth before breakfast eliminates bacteria, and on the other hand, brushing your teeth after breakfast will help to freshen your breath and eliminate food debris. One way or another, for controversial situations, have a liquid oral antiseptic and dental floss on hand.

There is no need for daily cleaning, because it can only load the enamel even more, since the protective mechanisms work at full power in the daytime. Do not brush your teeth immediately after eating: enamel becomes vulnerable to the effects of food and drink temperatures. Wait 30 minutes before going to the bath.

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Toothpaste, especially containing stabilized tin fluoride, continues to work when tooth brushing is complete.

The active ingredients of toothpaste enhance the cleansing effect. A biofilm, or bacterial plaque, is a dense volume formation that has good “adhesion” to tooth tissues. Plaque is difficult to simply remove from the surface of the tooth or mucous membrane. Toothpaste has chemical components that affect the adhesion of bacterial plaque.

The active ingredients of toothpaste can stop the biofilm formation process, i.e. not only remove it from the tooth surface, but also minimize the ability of bacteria to reproduce.

The toothbrush cannot penetrate hard-to-reach places in the mouth, and the

toothpaste, in combination with the liquid, turns into a solution that can penetrate small cracks and clean the oral cavity.

For home cavity prevention, 2 things are necessary: ​​remove plaque and strengthen enamel. You can remove plaque with a brush, but the enamel will be strengthened only by chemical elements. In pastes, it is usually fluoride.With dentin hypersensitivity (open dentinal tubules), it is necessary to close the tubules or reduce nerve conduction with the help of chemical trace elements, in particular, toothpastes.

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Doctors regularly draw our attention to the fact that most people do not brush their teeth correctly. Such a seemingly insignificant detail, like the wrong direction of brush movement, can actually lead to extremely negative consequences. For example, the usual horizontal movements of the toothbrush in the mouth do not actually clean even a tenth of all dirt, and the strong pressure on the toothbrush is not only useless, but also harms the teeth, injuring the enamel. At the same time, circular movements ofthe toothbrush harm the gums; they seem to “sweep” the smallest food particles remaining on the teeth under the gums, causing subsequent inflammation. That is why correct movements when brushing your teeth are so important.

It is necessary to start brushing your teeth from the top surface. Proceed with cleaning the upper row and make several neat, short vertical movements. Movements should be performed “from top to bottom”, but not vice versa. When cleaning the lower teeth, on the contrary, it is necessary to move the toothbrush from the bottom up. Chewing surfaces of the teeth – brush with the usual horizontal movements.The final cleaning step is a gentle gum massage. Use a special scraper or a regular toothbrush to clean your tongue. After brushing your teeth with a toothbrush, rinse your mouth thoroughly with water, and then use dental floss to remove soft deposits from the interdental spaces.It’s very simple to determine if your teeth are well brushed. Smoothness indicates that there is no plaque left on the teeth, and roughness is a sign that the surface of the teeth has remained contaminated.

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