The health of our teeth and gums directly depends on proper oral hygiene. The value of daily hygiene is difficult to overestimate, but it can be easily underestimate, and lack of hygiene can lead to the loss of teeth even in the young age. So the statement of dentists that one of the most effective and at the same time simple ways to prevent dental disease is the proper and regular dental hygiene and oral health of children and adults is more relevant than ever. We should not forget the fact that the hygiene procedures should not be limited to just brushing the teeth at home.
Preventive oral health is a complex procedure, which includes daily cleaning and visits to the dentist least once a year. For keeping your teeth and gums in a healthy condition you must remove plaque, as well as a thick coating on the tongue. Food waste and soft plaque can be removed with a toothbrush and toothpaste. But the removal of tartar (mineralized dental plaque) can be made only by a dentist. So oral hygiene care combines personal and professional hygiene.
Individual oral hygiene is the more effective when you follow certain rules about brushing your teeth. As you know, there are many ways - each of them is correct and complete, everything depends on our personal preferences.
Still, it is desirable to follow recommendations of dentists:
- Always start brushing your teeth with the same tooth row; - Follow a certain order while cleaning the teeth, for not to miss any part of the tooth row; - Clean your teeth with the same speed to sustain the necessary duration of cleansing.
Oral hygiene is a kind of multi-component system, which consists of a variety of natural and synthetic substances intended for both prophylactic and therapeutic effects on the oral cavity.
There are also additional facilities for oral hygiene. They are:
- dental floss, toothpicks; - oral irrigator; - facilities for cleaning the tongue: scrapers, brushes; - rinses, oral deodorants, tooth whiteners; - powders for the treatment of dental prostheses / tablets for the treatment of dental prostheses; - foam for oral hygiene.
Oral hygiene is important, not only for prevention of tooth decay, but also for a free and comfortable communicating with others. Yellow plaque and bad breath will not make anyone attractive.