should be done at least twice a day or after each meal. Of course, when consuming acidic food, it is important to wait 1 hour before brushing to avoid corrosion of the teeth due to the abrasive ability of the toothbrush.
Wet the toothbrush slightly, otherwise you may injure the gums slightly.
Apply toothpaste about the size of a pea. Toothpaste should contain the right amount of fluoride, which is different for children and adults.
Place the toothbrush fibers at a 45-degree angle, covering the gums and teeth at the same time. With small rotational movements but also back and forth, cover 2-3 teeth together. After cleaning the front teeth, brush your tongue. Don’t forget the back of the last teeth!
Brush lightly along the gums and remember to reach the last tooth.
Brush the tongue. This reduces the microbial load and will help with any bad breath problems.
After brushing, rinse your toothbrush and mouth with water to remove the toothpaste.
Use at least once a day. Before going to bed is the best time to do it.
Cut about 45cm of floss by wrapping it around your fingers.
Hold firmly and pull the thread stretched between thumb index or a combination, whichever is easier.
Place the floss gently between the teeth passing through each side of the interdental papilla. Use gentle pressing movements on the corresponding surface of the tooth as well as prostheses to clean teeth and gums. Go deeper than the gum line
Do not neglect the rear molars
Here are some tips to keep in mind when it comes to oral health
Brush twice a day using fluoride toothpaste. Don’t forget the back teeth.
Brush your tongue every time you brush your teeth
Use dental floss at least once a day before bed
Visit the dentist once every 6 months for dental check-ups and professional cleaning. If you experience pain, intolerance or sensitivity, contact us immediately.
Avoid excessive sugar or acidic foods between meals.
Watch your diet
Chew sugar-free chewing gum because it promotes saliva formation and improves oral health
Do not smoke
How to treat Sensitive Teeth
Teeth become sensitive for a variety of reasons. Sensitivities can be mild to severe and can last a long time. The most common cause is the abrasion of enamel covering the outer surface of the tooth. When it decays, the underlying dentin is exposed, causing sensitivity to hot or cold stimuli.
Abrasion. It is usually due to intense brushing
Corrosion. It is usually due to excessive consumption of acidic products, sugar, or occasionally in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease.
A broken tooth or filling causes sensitivity
Diseases of the gums. Sensitive teeth can be an initial symptom.
Teeth whitening can cause sensitivity but this is temporarily and it can be avoided with the correct method.
Bruxism. Intense qrinding causes small fractures or cracks usually in the cervical of the teeth in the enamel. Thus, dentin is exposed due to abfractions, causing sensitivity.
Dental procedures such as intense deep scaling, fillings, replacement of an old crown or any other procedure that exposes the root can cause tenderness.
Because the causes are many, it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene and be aware of treatments that can cause permanent or temporary sensitivity.
Brush your teeth daily, floss but not aggressively. Change your toothbrush frequently to keep the fibers properly positioned and soft
Limit exposure to acidic, carbonated or sugary foods especially between meals
If you grind your teeth, consult a dentist. Special splints are made and placed during sleep which help to deal with problems or headaches and muscle contractions
In case of whitening, discuss with the dentist how to avoid sensitivity and your suitability for treatment.
There are special toothbrushes that are aimed at dental sensitivities. If the sensitivity persists, there is a way to treat it at the dental office, such as laser treatment, dental desensitizers or cervical fillings, for example.
How to keep your teeth white
For years, straight white teeth have been a strong desire. Today, treatments range from simple whitening at home or at the dentist’s surgery, designing a new smile with prosthetic veneers, or alternatively simple prevention.
How do you keep teeth white?
The most important thing is to avoid products that stain your teeth from the beginning, such as coffee, tea, coca cola, and red wine. If you want, you can use a straw because the liquid does not come in direct contact with the teeth.
Stop smoking. Smoking is harmful to oral health, staining teeth and causing damage to the gums and bone, significantly reducing the body’s ability to heal. Stopping smoking improves overall health.
Using a whitening toothpaste may not have the same results as whitening at the dental office because it only removes surface stains. With professional whitening, the dentist can and does change the brightness of the teeth internally. Of course, these products can help maintain the result after bleaching. Contact us for concerns about these products.
Brush your teeth immediately after consuming products that can cause tooth staining. In addition, we mention that brushing and flossing is a necessary part of dental health regardless of diet as well as monitoring a regular re-examination program.
If you have braces, it is important to keep your mouth clean. Poor oral hygiene can lead to unwanted white stains after removal.
Finally, if the teeth have discoloration, you can always consult the dentist for whitening treatments or some other prosthetic solution, always following appropriate instructions to maintain the result.
What is teeth Grinding
Sleep disorders and headaches
The dental term is “bruxism” and includes grinding the teeth and clenching of the teeth. Bruxism occurs in almost all people at some point in time and is usually of moderate intensity and not of particular importance for the patient to seek a solution. However, bruxism can cause health problems, especially at night, which is perhaps the most important cause of sleep disorders.
The exact cause of the bruxism is not known and is often associated with stress and anxiety. Other related factors include sleep disorders, occlusion problems, high caffeine and alcohol consumption, smoking, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and Huntington’s disease or Parkinson’s.
Many people who clench their teeth are unaware of the habit and their partner informs them. Others have symptoms such as headaches, muscle spasms and tightness in the jaw area, especially in the morning. Lack of anterior occlusal guidance is the leading cause of bruxism that can cause fractures, tooth loss or even gum recessions. Other symptoms include depression, eye irritation, pain in the ear area and vertigo-scotodin.
Bruxism can be very difficult to diagnose as there are several factors that cause dental abrasions. One way to diagnose this is by electromyographic (EMG) measurements, which record electrical signals during chewing. This method is usually used in sleep laboratories. Frequent check-ups help the dentist recognize symptoms of bruxism at an early stage.
There is no single cure for bruxism, although some argue that it can be reduced by treating related factors such as other sleep disorders. Reducing stress helps reduce it.
Dental stabilization splints are made individually, placed by the dentist and are now effectively used to treat bruxism. The patient uses the splint at night and its special construction reduces the masticatory loads, allowing only specific teeth to come into contact, unburdening the oral system. Thus the occlusal scheme is restored while excessive dental forces are now balanced. Damage to the teeth, a feeling of tension and headache are reduced.
Botulinum toxin Type A and muscle relaxants have been used occasionally as part of treatment. The dentist repairs the correct occlusion scheme, repairs damaged tooth structures, performs dental contacts equilibration and at the same time treats the symptoms by actively treating the bruxism.