Dental care and healthy teeth. 3 Myths about oral hygiene.

Dental care and healthy teeth. 3 Myths about oral hygiene.

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  1. “You should not brush your teeth after eating.”

    “True . Contrary to the idea that you need to brush your teeth immediately after eating , researchers claim that brushing immediately after eating sweet and overzealous in this regard may affect tooth enamel . They put this to the fact that sugar in foods turns up pH in one acid which sensitizes enamel . And if teeth are brushed at that time , it is removed a thin layer of enamel and this way caries are promoted. Therefore , it is recommended that brushing be made to at least one half hour after consumption of the candy . In fact , experts say that it is generally enough to brush our teeth twice a day. If however brushing is done more frequently, it is best to use a soft toothbrush . Also , it is desirable to use a fluoride toothpaste  because it  helps prevent tooth decay . Moreover , researchers says that the most effective is to not rinse your mouth with water for at least half an hour after brushing to leave fluoride to exert a protective role . More over, it is recommended that the toothbrush will not be passed by the stream of water before the brush so as not to dilute the fluorine content of the dentifrice .

  2. “Floss once a week.”

    False. Dental floss should be used daily, because  this way we can clean areas where your toothbrush does not reach, effectively removing plaque that forms between the teeth and gum base. “Each tooth has four or five surfaces. and if you do not floss,  you let at least two areas uncleaned. So flossing removes bacteria alone in the spaces between the teeth. For correctly following the cleaning process must break a piece of dental floss about 18 cm, of which the ends are wrapped around the middle finger. The thread is passed easily from top to bottom, including all the teeth, then gently clean the base of each tooth, near the gum line.

  3. “Bleeding from brushing is normal.”

    False. Bleeding gums are one of the main signs of periodontal disease. Therefore, in such a situation it is recommended to consult without delay a dentist. Moreover, this must be done in any case at least twice a year, even in the absence of unpleasant symptoms.

  4. This blog post is an educational resource only and does not replace a medical consultation with a doctor .
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