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Personal Dental Care: Brush Your Plaque Away

November 7th, 2020

Personal Dental Care: Brush Your Plaque Away

Personal Dental Care:
The primary aim of personal dental care is to prevent cavities from forming in the teeth.
In order for you to prevent cavities and maintain a healthy set of teeth, you need to remove plaque, a transparent layer of bacteria that stays on
the surface of your teeth.

Prevent Plaque: Some effective ways to prevent plaque from forming is to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once a day. Brushing your teeth will help stimulate your gums and in turn, keep them healthy and less susceptible to gum diseases.

Choose The Right Toothpaste: Toothpaste is typically made of detergents, abrasives, and foaming agents. The most common active ingredient in toothpaste is fluoride.
Fluoride is the component of the toothpaste that is responsible for preventing cavities from forming.

When choosing what toothpaste to buy, make sure that it has a great amount of fluoride to keep your mouth cavity-free. Studies say that 1 out of 10 people has a tendency to accumulate tartar rapidly. What is tartar? It is actually plaque that is difficult to remove and damaging because it is already in hardened form.

There are anti-tartar toothpaste and mouthwashes available in the market today which can help prevent tartar formation. Another great tip for preventing the formation of tartar is brushing the teeth located near the salivary glands.

For individuals that seem to have teeth that are sensitive to pressure, cold, and heat, there are toothpastes specially made for sensitive teeth.

However, a visit to the dentist may be most appropriate so that the dentist can assess whether the sensitivity of the teeth may lead to a serious problem such as nerve inflammation or a severe cavity.

Learn How To Floss Although brushing is considered to be the most important part of the personal dental care routine, it doesn’t actually have the ability to remove the plaque and food particles between the teeth, under the gum line, or within braces.

Dental floss is the weapon of choice to get rid of the abovementioned teeth and mouth “pests”. Flossing can be done at least once a day.

There are actually different kinds of flosses and these depend on the space that a person has in between his or her teeth. Most dentists would usually suggest unwaxed floss because it is easier to glide through narrow spaces.

However, recent studies have discovered that there is actually no significant difference in the effectiveness of the different kinds of dental flosses. When flossing your teeth, you should be very careful so that you can avoid injuring your gums.

Remember, gums are very sensitive and they can bleed easily. Never force the floss under the gums; just curve the floss around the edge of your tooth and form
a letter “c” then glide the floss up and down the side of each tooth. Do not forget to floss the backsides of your teeth as well.

All in all, maintaining your very own personal dental care routine can be easy, as long as you have enough willingness and determination to achieve a great set
of pearly whites.



5 Steps of gum care

September 15th, 2020


September is gum care month. Let's take a look at some great habits to have as a routine for clean and healthy mouths.

5 steps of gum care

1. Eat a nutritious diet:   Eating a balanced nutritious diet that is low in sugar and carbs gives your body the nutrients it needs to function correctly. It can help your body fight off harmful bacteria, inflammation, and infection.

2. Brush twice a day:  Both plaque and tartar contribute to gum disease. Brushing twice a day will help to break this down and keep your gums healthy.

3. Floss: It's very important to floss when it comes to taking care of your gums.
This is because flossing can help you remove particles of food that get stuck in the crevices of your teeth.

There are different types of floss.
- Unwaxed floss is thin nylon floss made of about 35 strands twisted together.
- Waxed floss is a standard nylon floss with a light wax coating.
- Dental tape is broader and flatter than standard floss and comes in waxed or unwaxed versions

Consult with your dentist so they can advise you on which floss is right for you.


4. Brush Gums: This comes to a surprise to most people but brushing your gums gently with circular motions helps remove debris from the gums.


6. See Your Dentist: Regular visits to your dentist can help detect gum disease early. If gum disease is detected, your dentist can recommend a treatment plan to stop it from spreading and can minimize the damage.




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