Everyday teeth brushing is extremely important, but not even close to the perfect hygiene. For the appropriate cleaning of the oral cavity we also need dental floss and interdental brushes, with which you reach the places that are inaccessible to the toothbrush. That’s how you prevent plaque from forming and turning into calculus, which causes gum inflammation.
Clean your teeth every morning and every evening
Only a few minutes of correct brushing can be sufficient to clean your teeth and adjacent tissues. Apply tooth paste to your tooth brush and lean the tooth brush under a 45 degree angle onto the gum. Start with gentle strokes from the gum to the top of the tooth. When you finish brushing the outside surfaces of the teeth, start with the inner ones. Finish with brushing the biting surfaces.
Correct tooth brushing
Don’t forget about flossing or using an interdental tooth brush to clean the interdental spaces. For complete oral hygiene also brush the tongue. The bacteria on the tongue can be the source of bad breath.
Change your tooth brush every three months
We advise you to choose a soft tooth brush with as many fibres as possible. That means you have better access to harder accessible parts of teeth, soft fibres diminish the chance of hurting dental and periodontal tissues.
We advise you to change the tooth brush every 3 months. In the case of tonsillistis, colds and viruses, you need to change your tooth brush after the illness. Change it also when the fibres bend outwards, even if 3 months have not passed.
If you have a removable denture, you need a special tooth brush that is used only for cleaning prosthesis and is also appropriately shaped. For cleaning use common liquid soap and not tooth paste, because it damages the removable denture’s material.
Removing interdental plaque with floss
Because of a wide variety of tooth floss, patient’s often don’t know which one to choose. We recommend floss that swells when it touches the saliva. There is special floss for bridges and implants.
Dental floss is irreplaceable, because we can reach surfaces that we cannot reach with a tooth brush. It’s intent is to clean interdental spaces, it’s correct use also enables you to clean parts under the gum and remove plaque, which could cause inflammation.
How to floss correctly?
We need 25-30 cm of floss for each flossing. You wrap the floss around your middle fingers or make a loop as shown in the video underneath. You use your thumb and index finger to guide the floss. You insert the floss between the teeth by zig-zagging, then you pull it around the tooth’s edges from the edge of the gum to the top of the tooth.
The interdental tooth brush for a complete oral hygiene
Certain bigger interdental spaces can be cleaned only with an interdental tooth brush. We recommend the biggest interdental brushes that can still gently fit into the interdental space without pain our problems. An interdental tooth brush that isn’t big enough, doesn’t clean the interdental spaces thouroughly, on the other hand an interdental tooth brush that is too big, can hurt the gum.