Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Top 10 Dental Hygien Facts

  1. Change the toothbrush for every 3 months: The American Dental Association (ADA) has recommended people to change the toothbrush at least every 3 months.

  2. Use a fluoride toothpaste: Toothpaste that contains fluoride is very good for the teeth, as it helps to fight against the bacteria causing various diseases. It also gives a refreshing breath.

  3. Use proper brushing technique: Overactive brushing can harm your teeth. One can consult your dentist to know the proper technique of brushing to clean the teeth.

  4. Flossing: Flossing also helps to eliminate bacteria. So it very good to floss after every meals.

  5. One should have a healthy food which includes nuts, carrots and celery sticks. These are know as “Palace of Cleaning”, as they clean the tooth root. A sprig of parsley will also helps to prevent bad breath.

  6. Regular check up for every 6 months: It is one of the most important fact, as regular checkup by the dentist helps to know the dental health and other disease if present. This helps to prevent the disease at an early stage.

  7. Dentists can know the condition of the teeth, he/she can take advice from the dentist for the dental health. You can also you prescribed mouth washes and rinsers for good oral hygiene.

  8. Carry a travel kit with the dental products: You may not take the whole dental kit with you, so one buy a small dental hygiene kit. Thus, you can brush your teeth after having every meal.

  9. One should always brush and floss the teeth properly. However, rushing to brush and floss can harm the teeth.

  10. Clean your tongue: For a complete oral hygiene, one should clean the tongue to eliminate bacteria from the teeth.

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