Brush your teeth properly to visit the dentist less often

Мийте си правилно зъбите, за да ходите по-рядко на зъболекар

Yes, it's true - if you know how to brush your teeth correctly, you can prevent many potential problems that would lead you directly to the dentist's office. The rules are easy, but are you following them all?

Appropriate hardness : choose a brush that is suitable for you - if you have no problems with your teeth, you can brush with a medium-hard brush, but if you have sensitive gums, it is better to choose a soft one or alternate between them.

Correct position : hold the brush at a 45-degree angle so that the tips reach the gum, where the most plaque collects.

Duration : scrub between 2 and 3 minutes - no less, because you will not remove the plaque, but no more, so as not to increase the risk of gum damage. On average, this means washing each area front, side and bottom, left and right for about 15 seconds.

Frequency : brush your teeth if possible after every meal, because the bacteria that spoil the tooth enamel don't wait to "attack" only in the morning and in the evening, when you usually have the habit of reaching for the brush and the paste - they are always in the mouth after there was food. You can also develop a healthy habit of brushing your teeth after drinking coffee or wine, which darkens the enamel, which is not good for your smile.

Exceptions : there are always exceptions to the general rule, and it's good to be aware of them. In most cases, teeth are brushed after eating, but there are some situations in which it is good to do this beforehand, namely when consuming fruit or fruit juice. They are acidic and have the property of softening the enamel, which can be damaged if you then apply pressure to it with a brush (especially if it is hard).

Aids : in the morning when you are in a hurry and during the day, you can only brush your teeth, but in the evening it is good to take more time, use floss and an interdental toothbrush to clean hard-to-reach places and remove food residues from the spaces between the teeth, as well as mouthwash afterwards. Choose a fluoride-free, alcohol-free mouthwash and swish it around for 30 seconds. Also in the evening you can be more precise and use an electric brush that cleans each tooth in detail, being careful with the gums and being careful not to injure them. There are also special brushes for cleaning the tongue, and some toothbrushes have similar attachments. Use them to remove the bacteria on the tongue that are to blame for bad breath.

Replacement : Never use the toothbrush for more than three months. Yes, it may look like new and not worn out, but it accumulates hundreds of bacteria that you can't see and that further attack the enamel of the teeth when they come into contact with it.

Alternative : there are times when you don't have a toothbrush and toothpaste nearby, but you want to protect your teeth from caries. At such times, it is good to reduce the acidity in the mouth and stimulate the production of saliva, which also protects the teeth, by chewing sugar-free gum and drinking more water.

Appropriate consumables : as it became clear, oral hygiene does not only include toothpaste and a toothbrush. It is above all a good habit, but also a choice of a good product. In the Edrogeria online store, you can find everything you need to postpone the visit to the dental office. By buying the right products, you buy peace of mind that you have done something good for your health!