Little Known Ways To Help Care For Your Teeth


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Little Known Ways To Help Care For Your Teeth

  1. 1. Caring For Your Teeth: BeyondBrushing and Flossing
  2. 2. Introduction• The reason that most people hate going to thedentist is because they know exactly what thedentist is going to find!• Most people know that they are not doingenough to care for their teeth, and thereforewhen they got to the Dentist he or she only findsproblems.
  3. 3. Introduction• The mouth gives little signals: shooting pains,headaches, etc., but it is up to you to take care ofthe problems before they become a huge dealthat require expensive corrective procedures.• Here are a few things that everyone can do toimmediately improve the health of their teethand the comfort level of a visit to the dentist.
  4. 4. Brush The Roof Of Your Mouth• Your entire mouth needs to be cleaned of germs,not just the surface of your teeth.• One of the least remembered yet most affectedsurfaces that contain all types of germs that aredetrimental to teeth is the roof of the mouth.Brush it just like you brush your teeth and yourtongue.
  5. 5. Use A Dry Bristle Brush• Contrary to popular belief, it is not thetoothpaste that actually does the cleaning of yourteeth.• The actual cleaning is done by the brushingaction itself. The toothpaste is only there toprovide the benefits of fluoride, which areactually under scrutiny, and to provide "fresh"breath.
  6. 6. Use A Dry Bristle Brush• Dry bristles actually make better contact withteeth.• Before you brush with toothpaste, use the brushwithout toothpaste for the best results. Rinsewith water afterwards.
  7. 7. Use A Dry Bristle Brush• However, it is good to keep in mind that thebristles on your toothbrush should not be harsh.• Always use a brush that is labeled as soft or youmay actually do more harm than good. Dentistssuggest that hard bristle brushes actually havethe capacity to scrape off enamel as well as thegerms that tend to break apart enamel.
  8. 8. Make Sure To Brush Below TheGumline• Make it a priority to spend time below thegumline on all sides of your mouth. This iswhere plaque tends to build up and it is alsowhere those germs can do the most damage.• Counter by cleaning the film off of the gumlineand on the edges of teeth that touch the gumline.
  9. 9. Invest In A Tongue Scraper• A tongue scraper is an inexpensive yet highlyeffective way to get plaque off of the tongue,where it tends to accumulate over time.• Tongue scrapers are much more effective thanbristles on a tongue because unlike teeth, thetongue can be scraped quite harshly with noadverse effects.
  10. 10. Rinse Your Mouth With Mouthwash• A mouthwash does much more than just freshenbreath. It collects and removes all of the germs,food particles and other things that you haveloosened through brushing and flossing.
  11. 11. Rinse Your Mouth With Mouthwash• This is an essential part of maintaining thelongevity of the hard work that you have put itby brushing, flossing and the extra steps that arerequired in order to keep teeth clean.