Tooth Care at Home
According to dentists, the most important part of tooth care happens at home. brusing and flossing properly, along with regular dental check-ups, can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease . and if you're like most people, you don't exactly look forward to facing a dentist drill. So, woln't it be better to prevent cavities before they begin?
Giving plaque the brush-Off
to prevent of cavities, you need to remove plaque, the transparent layer of bacteria that coats the teeth, by brusing your teeth twice a day. Brushing also stimulates the gums, which help to keep them healthy and prevent gum disease. Brushing-along with flossing- is the most important thing that you can do to keep your keep and teeth and gum healtly.
Did you know that the tootbrush was invented by the Chinese in 1,000 AD?
We now have lots of choices in toothbrushes, including different sizes, shapes, types of brisles, and colors. Your dentist will tell you which tootbrush is the right size and shape for you. Most often, howefer, dentists recommend a soft-bristled brush to minimize damage to teeth and gums.
What's in a tooth paste?
tooth pastes contains abrasives, detergents, and foaming agents. Fluoride,the most common active ingredient in toothpaste, is what prevents cavities. So you should alwasy be sure you toothpaste contains this ingredient.
About one in 10 people has a tendency to accumulate tartar (another word for quickly. using tooth pastes and mouthwashes, as well as spending extra time brusing the teet and the outside of the upper back teeth), may slow the development of new tartar.
If you have teeth that are sensitivie to heat ,cold, and pressure, you may want to try a special toothpaste for sensitive teeth. But you'll still need to talk to your dentist about your sensitivity because it may indicate a more serious problem, such as a cavity or nerve in flammation(swelling).