The Method of Keeping Oral Cavity Clean in Daily Life
According to statistics, most Chinese people have the habit of cleaning their teeth every day, but why do they still have dental plaque, resulting in a bad tooth? It’s mostly because “they don’t clean their teeth.”.
I brush my teeth all my life. How can I not brush my teeth? In the dental clinic, there are often patients with cavities or periodontal disease, who are not satisfied with the correct way of cleaning teeth taught by dentists. Although most people know to pay attention to oral health, few people have correct ideas and do it thoroughly. Some of the following tips for protecting teeth correct the common misconceptions of cleaning teeth, which are quite practical and worth reference.
- Improved brushing
Many people brush their teeth, toothbrush extended into the import, heroic up and down across brush, and then bubble, be accomplished, even idol drama often have handsome men and women use this brush. In fact, it’s easy to wear the tooth surface and can’t completely remove the dead corner of dirt. At present, the international dentists recommend the “modified Babbitt method”.
The key point is to brush the teeth at 45 ° – 60 ° with the tooth surface (brush the upper row of teeth at a slight upward angle, brush the lower row of teeth at a slight downward angle), covering a part of gums, gently brush two horizontal back and forth, brush at least 10 times each, and then brush the loose tartar downward (brush the lower row of teeth upward), except for the outer side of the teeth, the inner side of the teeth is the same brush method, as for the occlusal surface, it is Brush gently across. It takes about 10 minutes to clean a tooth.
- Choose the right toothbrush to use easily
Toothbrush should choose small brush head, straight but soft bristles, so as to turn in the oral cavity, and can remove tartar without damaging teeth and gums. It is better to keep the toothbrush in a dry and ventilated place to avoid mould growth and use for a period of time. If the bristles are bent, forked, peeled off or vegetable chips and dirt are stuck on the bottom, it should be replaced immediately.
- Sensitive teeth can be assisted by toothpaste
People with sensitive teeth are often afraid of toothache and brush at will. If they can use anti sensitive toothpaste for such patients, it will be helpful for the implementation of oral cleaning and the improvement of symptoms.
There are two main types of anti sensitive toothpastes. One is to add potassium citrate or potassium nitrate to prevent blocking the conduction between nerve cells, so as to reduce the tingling sensation of sensitive teeth. One is the addition of strontium chloride or fluoride, which can plug the small cracks on enamel, make the exposed dentin tubules smaller, and avoid the pain caused by nerve exposure under the stimulation of cold and heat.
- Avoid brushing with tooth powder or coarse salt
Some people don’t want to use toothpastes containing chemical ingredients, but brush their teeth with coarse salt. Others choose to use tooth powder to clean their teeth in order to whiten their teeth. The professional stomatologist reminded that the particles contained in these two kinds of articles are rough, and the friction force can make the tooth surface clean when they are touched and brushed. However, if the force is not well handled, it is easy to wear the enamel on the tooth surface and harm the gum health, so it is not recommended to use them.
- Make good use of inter dental brush and floss
In addition to brushing with toothbrush, floss or interdental brush should also be used to thoroughly clean the adjacent surfaces and crevices between teeth.
The floss is about 40-50 cm long, fixed and controlled with the thumbs and index fingers of both hands. First, pull the two ends of the floss gently to slide into the teeth seam, to the gum groove and the adjacent surface of the teeth, and scrape the plaque along the tooth surface with a “C” shape pull method, and clean the left and right sides of the teeth seam. However, in the operation of floss stick or toothpick, due to the limited material and applicable angle, the effect of scraping the dental plaque is far better than that of floss, so it is generally recommended to use floss to assist in tooth cleaning.
As for the interdental brush, it is suitable for the teeth with obvious cracks, the lower end of the fillings or the teeth depression in the correction. It can clean the parts that are not easy to be brushed by the general toothbrush, and it is one of the important auxiliary cleaning tools for the patients with periodontal disease.