Advice On Oral Hygiene – Brushing & Flossing

Flossing Techniques

Your teeth should be flossed daily to remove the plaque and bacteria that accumulates between teeth and in the pocket of tissue around the teeth. the floss is placed between the teeth and with a gentle motion, is wrapped between the tooth and gum tissue to clean within the pocket. This procedure is repeated with all teeth in your mouth. although this process may seem tedious at first, over time and with practice, it will become a quick and simple way to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Brushing Your Teeth
Brushing your teeth is a very important component of your over all dental car and oral hygiene. Every day plaque accumulates on your teeth and around the gum tissue, and if not removed, the bacteria in the plaque can cause cavities and gum disease. Brushing helps to remove the plaque and bacteria and helps to keep your teeth and gums healthy. It is important to make sure that all surfaces of the teeth are thoroughly cleaned. The toothbrush is placed at a forty-five degree angle along the gum line, making sure that the bristles of the toothbrush contact the tooth surface and the gum line. In a circular motion, brush two or three teeth at a time, making sure to clean all of the surfaces of the teeth while also making sure to clean around the gum line. The biting surfaces of the teeth must also be cleaned to remove plaque and food debris that settles into the groove of the teeth. A back and forth scrubbing motion can be used to clean these areas. A soft bristled toothbrush is generally recommended to prevent irritation to the gum tissue and wear on the tooth enamel. Toothpaste should also be used with the toothbrush to assist in cleaning the teeth and also to freshen your breath. Fluoride helps prevent cavities, so a toothpaste containing fluoride is generally recommended. Brushing your teeth should be done two to three time a day, generally after eating. To do a thorough job, brushing all of your teeth should take about two to three minutes. Investing a few minutes a day to maintain your oral health can help to prevent many problems such s dental decay, gum disease and loss of bone. A clean healthy mouth is a foundation for a health smile.

Brushing with Electric Toothbrush
When brushing your teeth, it is very important to meticulously remove all of the plaque that builds up on the teeth, especially around the gum line. an electric toothbrush is an excellent to that can help remove plaque efficiently. the brush should be used on all surfaces of the teeth and around the gumline to remove the plaque that accumulates in the pocket of tissue around each tooth. For proper oral hygiene, your teeth should be brushed at least twice daily.

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