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Caring for teeth

February 24 2005
12:41

Your teeth crumble, turn yellow enamel and gums are bleeding more often for no apparent reason? Depressing picture. But you do not want in their prime to become a toothless old man mumbled? Surely not. Then you will be helpful to know at least the most basic things that will take care of their teeth and their surroundings.

Step One: Choosing a Toothbrush

To prevent forgery, spoiling not only the mood, but also health, toothbrush, best buy in the drugstore. The brush should be absolutely individual - no need to lease it to each friend, nochuyuschemu in your house, regardless of gender. Appropriate stiffness and length handles can be chosen "at random", but if you want everything to be strictly by the rules, these options are best discussed with your dentist or hygienist.


Average lifetime toothbrush - 2-3 months. But it is better, as recommended by the doctor to change it monthly. Simply because, despite all the hygiene measures, it is gradually becoming more and more a colony of bacteria.


Handle the "correct" brush should not slip in his hand, and the bristles, regardless of the mobility of the head, strongly deviate from the vertical position. Even better, if the length of the villi is different, there is power projection (longer bristles on the end). This will clean the interdental spaces and the "inconvenient" places.


Most effective in recent years is an electric toothbrush that easily removes plaque from hard to reach places. But its better to buy, just in case, too, talk to your dentist - a sudden excess vibration will damage your teeth?

Step Two: brushing teeth

When cleaning the brush bristles should be placed at an angle of 45 ° to the tooth surface, to bristle a little thing under the gum. Brush head in a position immediately captures 03.02 of the tooth. In no event should not be scrubbing movements up-down ", so you can easily injure the gums, bare necks of the teeth and improve their sensitivity, causing pain later when cleaning and discomfort at the use of hot and cold food.

The hardest part of the cleaning process - to reach distant teeth. This is the area most often formed "pockets" filled with stones and putrefactive bacteria, whose presence is easily identified by halitosis.

The principle of treatment of other teeth - the same. And in the central teeth should turn the brush vertically and repeat the sweep of motion on each tooth 5-6 times. To test run your tongue over your teeth. If you feel smooth, like polished surface - so cleaning was a success!

And do not forget to massage your gums! It is better to use a very soft (baby) tooth brush with tooth "vegetable" pasta or your own finger. This procedure improves blood circulation, increases the local immunity, can cope with bleeding.

Step three: fresh breath

For the prevention of halitosis is not enough alone to clean teeth. At the oral mucosa "hanging out" around 800 million species of bacteria! And the greatest of their number - on the upper surface of the tongue closer to its roots. Therefore, we must daily clean off this raid with the help of children's toothbrush or a soft, round head - they can also be bought at the pharmacy. To do this, as far as possible vysun language, scrub it with a plaque in the direction of the exit from the oral cavity. And then rinse your mouth with a refreshing gel or antibacterial elixir.

And eat more fresh fruits and vegetables!First, they provide the mechanical cleaning of teeth, tongue and mouth. And secondly, support the mouth acidic, which prevents the reproduction of putrefactive bacteria. Besides, fruits and vegetables are rich in natural antibiotics - phytoncides that restore the normal microflora.

Step Four: Power

Also harms the teeth excess flour and sweet foods. The bacteria that cause tooth decay, feeding mainly carbohydrate compounds, ie, sugar and glucose. Therefore, if your lunch consists of candy or cookies, it is advisable to brush your teeth with a soft gel paste, since chewing gum is powerless here!

Despite the fact that fresh fruit to canned useful and certainly the best substitute for a multivitamin, not burst unripe sour! Everything should be in moderation. Otherwise you may damage the tooth enamel. (Do you remember Grandma's admonition: "Do not eat from the tree kitayku - nauseam nabesh"?) Organic acids in too many really dissolve mineral-based enamel.

Unfortunately, the toothpaste can provide the teeth with calcium and fluoride is not more than 30%. Therefore, the only escape - there are more dairy products, cottage cheese, beans, salad and drink green tea ...

Step Five: bans

And do not pretend to be the Nutcracker - chop nuts with his teeth, to open their bottles, snacks and thread, etc. All this injures the teeth, leading to the formation of cracks and cavities.

If possible do not smoke. Substances contained in tobacco smoke, not only degrade the color of your teeth, but also cause vasoconstriction, and that violates the circulation in the mouth. In addition, cigarette smoke suppresses local immunity that promotes the development of putrefactive bacteria that causes infection and inflammation in the mouth. Do not drink too hot or, conversely, too cold drinks! Especially, it is impossible to combine them (for example, a favorite in many combination of coffee ice cream is very dangerous for your teeth!). This gives rise to enamel microcracks, which reduces its strength and leads to tooth decay.

Brush your teeth need no less than three minutes and at least twice a day - after breakfast and before bed (in the latter case - especially carefully). It should spend about 1 minute to purify outer, inner and chewing surfaces of teeth. Motion brush - sweep, the direction - from gum to the top of the tooth to food remains stuck in gum pockets - Asylum putrefactive bacteria. Otherwise it may start an inflammatory process.

Oksana Bartsits

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