MUST HAVE IT
But how do you know if you brushed well enough?
coming to help. I love 2 tone disclosing solution. After brushing your teeth rinse your mouth for a few seconds. Older
plaque stains blue while newer plaque stains red.
will show you the spots you have missed and help you to improve you home oral hygiene
Once we understand the causes of gum disease (and tooth decay as well ), it is relatively
easy to prevent those conditions from hapeening. Tooth decay and gum disease both start asymptomatic
and progress if left untreated. Both of them will eventually lead to the tooth loss. Among the other things, one major factors contributing
to the dental problem is the bacteria, which stays on the teeth and the gums in the form of plaque. Plaque is soft sticky substance that accumulates on teeth; composed of bacteria and food debris due to inadequate dental hygiene.
Removal of plaque (and bacteria, contained in plaque) on a daily basis can prevent you from a lot of problems.
Home Oral Hygeine
In order to successfully treat any disease, one
should try to eliminate the reasons. Since the main reason for gum disease is accumulated bacteria in dental plaque we
have to try to reduce plaque and tartar formation to minimum. That’s why your good home
oral hygiene is step number one in prevention and treatment of gum disease.
We all brush our teeth, but do we do it right? While
brushing, we have to remember that we have to remove possibly all of the plaque sitting on the tooth surface and around the
gums. This plaque forms on all surfaces of the tooth, including the places where the regular tooth brush can not reach. The
experienced dental hygienists will work closely with you to choose the right brushing methods for you, and
will advise you on the tooth brush and others hygiene tools you need to use.
I will try to review the most common hygiene techniques and also
will try to review mostly recommended tools, used in the home hygiene. I have placed links to the products I, which i
found to be useful in maintaining adequate oral hygiene. You can use this links to buy directly from Amazon.com stores or
you can find most of them in any pharmacy
The most recommended brushing technique
is modified Bass cleaning technique. It has proven its worth both for people with healthy gums and for gingivitis
and periodontitis patients. This technique concentrates on cleaning at the gum margins. The toothbrush must be soft,
so as not to damage the gums when positioning the toothbrush.Outer surfaces:Place
the toothbrush on the gums at an angle of 45°.
Always start at the back.
Small circular movements (vibratory motion).
Place the toothbrush in an upright position behind the front teeth.
Lastly, brush the chewing
surfaces using to and from vibratory motions, from the back to the front
Electric Tooth Brush
In recent years the electric tooth brushes became very popular. The advantage of the electric tooth brush is it's
ability to move the bristles
at a much faster rate
than the human hand can possibly move, therefore allowing much better and thorough cleaning, compare it to a regular tooth
There are two
main types of electric toothbrushes: One that oscillates, meaning the bristles rotate in one direction and then the other, and then there is the Sonicare,
which vibrates at a very fast pace. Both types of these brushes do the job and provide better and deeper cleaning than the
traditional tooth brush. It is a matter of preference which tooth brush to use. Do
not forget to change the brushing head as it wears of.
Below I have placed few links to electronic
brushes in Amazon store.
Wind 18" of floss around
middle fingers of each hand. Pinch floss between thumbs and index fingers, leaving a 1"- 2" length in between. Use
thumbs to direct floss between upper teeth.
Keep a 1" - 2" length of floss taut between fingers. Use index
fingers to guide floss between contacts of the lower teeth.
Gently guide floss
between the teeth by using a zig-zag motion. DO NOT SNAP FLOSS BETWEEN YOUR TEETH. Contour floss around the
side of the tooth.
Slide floss up and down against the tooth surface and under the gum line.
each tooth thoroughly with a clean section of floss.
Flossing under the bridges
But what if you have dental bridges or connected crowns and you can't
get in between the teeth with floss?
Bridge aid dental floss threader will help you here. You thread a floss into
special plastic "needle" and gently push this "needle" between the teeth under the crown connector pulling
it from the inner side of the tooth. After you have floss in place you slide it up and down and side to side against the tooth.
Even more flossing
There are a lot of helpful tools for flossing available from different manufactures. I placed links to a few
products which a lot of patients find helpful in maintaining the oral hygiene.
In choosing the "cleaning tools"
you have to remember that the idea in gum disease prevention is to remove as much food debris and plaque from around
the tooth. Just with the tooth brush you can not reach in between the teeth. Leaving food remnants around the tooth will lead
to gum inflammation and developing and progression of gum disease.
Find the most convinience tools for yourself
to reach in aech and every area of your mouth
Interproximal or interdental brushes are the the great tools in removing tartar from between
the teeth. It should be used by people who has some bone lose. You shouldn't use them in the areas where the don't
Interrpoximal brushe is a must tool for people
with bone lose. If the brush freely fits in between the teeth it is one of the best ways to remove plaque and food debrie
from in between the teeth
if the brush don't easily fit in between the teeth do not force it! You can try either smaller size cylindrical brush
or you do not use the brush in this particular space!
Interproximal brushes are manufactured by different companies. They come in two major designs: the handle with
brush- great for the home use, as the long handle allows easy access to back teeth. With this design yoy have a long handle
and small brushes which snap to to the handle. As brush wears of you put the new brush on to the handle.
type is the travel size brush. They have small handle with the brush firmly attached to it. You change the whole brush as
it wears of.
The brushes itself come in different sizes and can
be tapered or cylindrical. Cylindrical type is easier to fit in smaller spaces.
The regular tooth brush or electric tooth brush can not reach in between the teeth, so cleaning in between the teeth
as important in maintaining good oral health and in prevention of gum disease, as a regular tooth brush.
I have placed a few links for such brushes
on this page. If you want to see more choices click here for dental convenience store.
Keeping it clean is the main idea in preventing gum disease!!!!!!!!!
Keeping it clean
is the first step in treating gum disease!!!!!!
Keeping it cleanis the first step,
and probably the most important one in making your smile beautiful.
brushes are great tool for using in between the teeeth. They could be a difference in keeping your teeth. They helped a lot
of patients to prevent them from surgical treatment.
Inter proximal brush could be the difference