Your smile can be the first thing people see in you, so dental health is essential. In your mouth, teeth, gums, tongue and bacteria coexist, which we must remove daily to avoid being affected by other physical ailments due to a bad habit of oral hygiene.
Dentists recommend brushing at least twice a day, especially before going to bed at night, and with a toothpaste that contains fluoride.
The use of dental floss is also suggested, to remove debris that accumulates between the teeth (where the brush cannot reach) and the mouthwash. The latter helps to eliminate bacteria chemically, and its use is more effective when we do it after brushing and flossing.
Why is good oral hygiene important?
Al tener una higiene bucal correcta no solo mantienes tus encías y dientes saludables, sino que evitas otras enfermedades como la diabetes, artritis, o las cardiovasculares, cáncer bucal, Caries, gingivitis, periodontitis, halitosis o problemas digestivos.
How can you have proper oral hygiene?
It is necessary to go to the doctor at least twice a year even if you do not feel discomfort. You must incorporate it into your life routine from an early age, since by looking at the teeth you can detect essential disorders such as poor nutrition, alterations in growth and development, as well as an incorrect alignment of the jaw.
In the same way, care at home must be constant, carrying out simple and daily actions:
- Brush your teeth for 2 to 3 minutes, at least twice a day. Remember that the important thing is to remove bacteria from the teeth, that is why you must brush from top to bottom, at least 6 times for each tooth. Brushing them from front to back and vice versa will only move the bacteria from one tooth to the other. Oh and don't forget to brush your tongue, remember that it also collects bacteria.
- Use dental floss to clean between teeth and mouthwash to remove any remaining bacteria.
- Eat a healthy diet that provides you with the necessary nutrients to prevent gum disease.
- Take care of the alignment of your teeth,to strengthen the jaw, facilitate cleaning with dental floss and reduce the possibility of periodontal disease.
Having good oral hygiene benefits your physical and psychological development, since it increases your self-esteem, feeling more self-confident, you smile without fear and you connect much better with yourself and with others.
Nowadays it is easier to have teeth aligned since there are cutting-edge orthodontic methods that help you have a healthy smile. Among the techniques are invisible brackets and aligners, the latter more comfortable, effective, easy to manipulate and that you can find in Clearfy.