Healthy, white and natural teeth are an invaluable asset
Thorough daily oral hygiene is essential for your teeth to stay healthy until old age. It will cause you much less trouble and social stress than the time, money and effort spent on the restoration of decaying and decomposing teeth.
The restoration of lost teeth is not a natural property because human second teeth are a natural part of the human body and are created to last for life. It is your own choice whether to take proper care and maintain healthy teeth for life or to shrug off and rely on modern dental restoration technology.
Quality oral hygiene is a combination of various means – from timely brushing with toothpaste and toothbrush – to a healthy lifestyle and especially a balanced diet.
Toothpaste and toothbrush
Toothpaste and toothbrush are a symbol of oral hygiene from time immemorial to our earliest childhood. We advise to choose your toothbrush and toothpaste after consulting with your dentist as this is different for every person.
It‘s worth mentioning that the amount of toothpaste has almost no effect on the quality of brushing. It is much more important to use quality toothpaste, a proper toothbrush and to properly brush one‘s teeth.
There are various opinions on the way of brushing one‘s teeth. Our dental professionals advise:
- Brush your teeth with circular-rotary motions starting with your gums and then up to the tooth‘s masticatory surface,
- brush the teeth of the upper jaw with up-and-down motions,
- brush the lower jaw with down-and-up motion,
- to avoid irritating the gums, especially not to „sweep up“ leftover food and possible plaque with germs, in case your brushing motion is towards the gums
- Brushing teeth with toothpaste is sufficient twice a day, in the morning and evening.
- It is enough to squeeze out some toothpaste on your toothbrush that is the size of a bean.
- We recommend to use a special whitening toothpaste no more than once a week.
- You should brush your teeth with a soft toothbrush and water, not using any toothpaste, after every meal.
An electric toothbrush usually cleanses and polishes only the outer convex surfaces of teeth while plaque remains and builds up under the gums. If plaque is not removed on time, it can result in paradontosis and loss of teeth.
No daily oral hygiene can be imagined without a toothbrush, however, quality oral care is not just brushing your teeth with a toothbrush in the mornings and evenings.
- The antimicrobial effects of toothpaste last for about 10 minutes.
- Toothpaste and toothbrush can eliminate up to 25% of germs. The remaining part is located between the teeth and in the oral cavity.
- If not removed from interdental spaces, leftovers of food, plaque, saliva and bacterial activity will surely result in the build up of tartar.
- If the tartar is not removed by a dental professional on time, it may result in the inflammation of the gums (gingivitis) and, ultimately, paradontosis.
- Failing to pay attention and treat paradontosis on time will result in loss of teeth.
Quality oral hygiene is a combination of various oral care products, some of your precious time and careful daily efforts on your behalf.
Other oral care products
A special dental floss is an irreplaceable product for cleaning interdental spaces.
Not all interdental spaces can be reached with a regular toothbrush as most of the food particles remain there creating a perfect breeding ground for harmful bacteria.
There are many variations of dental floss depending on thickness and the size of interdental space. We advise to consult with our dental professionals before purchasing any.
Toothpicks. The great variety of tooth picks that are available should be used with caution as these can easily damage the gums.
We recommend using special interdental toothpicks-toothbrushes with bristles that will reach the farthest interdental spaces inaccessible to the regular toothbrush.
Antiseptic mouth wash. The mentioned oral care products (toothpaste and toothbrush, toothpicks, dental floss) basically remove leftover food particles and some of the harmful germs from the oral cavity and dental surfaces.
However, no mechanical means of cleansing can remove harmful germs from interdental spaces one hundred percent. This is why we advise to rinse not only with water but, having consulted with your dental professional, also with a special mouth wash.
Tongue scrapping. Even with the best available care, oral hygiene will not be complete if we do not remove soft plaque and debris off the tongue surface every morning. Tongue plaque is a reflection of good bodily function and also a breeding ground for bacteria. In addition, tongue plaque is the cause of bad breath. Therefore it is essential to scrape the surface of the tongue with a special tongue scraper or using the fine edge of a teaspoon designated for this very purpose every morning. Then rinse mouth with water.