Dental Hygiene

To maintain good hygiene, you should brush your teeth after every meal: In the morning, after lunch and at night. For greater efficiency and have an order, mentally divide your mouth into 4 areas: upper right, upper left, lower right, lower left.  In each of these areas spend 30 seconds brushing, totaling 2 minutes.

If the results are not as expected, we recommend that you use a plaque detector which will help you locate the areas you left unbrushed.  It is also important that you brush tongue and cheeks with the toothbrush itself.  Large amounts of bacteria and debris also accumulate in those areas.  To obtain proper hygiene, utilize accessories such as dental floss, mouthwash and an interdental brush. If you have a fixed prosthesis or braces, it is convenient to use an oral irrigator to help you eliminate a lot of food debris.

You need to brush:

Toothbrush: Manual or electric.  Use soft bristles and rounded filaments.  Change your toothbrush when appropriate.

Toothpaste: Choose the most enjoyable but make sure you check that it contains fluoride.  It has been shown that this substance prevents the formation of cavities.

Dental floss: Use i t daily as it is one the best ways to clean teeth.   If this is not done, you will leave 40% of teeth surface unclean.

Mouthwash: It is in charge of penetrating the bacterial cell walls of the mouth  and inhibits the action of enzymes reducing plaque.  Since its use is after brushing, it acts as a complementary liquid penetrating the places where the bristles cannot access.
If you still have doubts, our dental hygienist will teach you brushing techniques, will set up a check up and indicate a guideline according to your needs.  You’ll get a better dental hygiene.

 

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