24 Jan

Oral Hygiene Tips by a london dentist

There are numerous countries where people do not practice oral hygiene, and where oral health is not sought. This is mostly due to no dental education. Dental caries and gingivitis are very common problems, even in countries where dentists can be readily found. Dental problems affect both the indigent and the wealthy. Although, not lethal, these diseases cost a lot of money and lost work for some people. Dental problems are caused by oral bacteria and dental plaque formation, which require daily removal. Practicing good oral hygiene from a very early age is very important.
We cannot overstress the importance of good oral hygiene at home. Teeth have 5 surfaces, and all of these surfaces must be cleaned regularly. When brushing your teeth, place the brush at a 45 degree angle to your teeth, touching the gum line. Use a soft bristle brush if available. Use a giggly vibrating motion and brush back and forth. Then use the same action for the inner sides of your teeth, and point the brush parallel to your front teeth and use the same 45 degree angle. Then shrub the biting surfaces of your teeth. Use only a small amount of toothpaste, so that the bristles actually touch your teeth. Use dental floss to reach between your teeth in a back and forth motion. Your dentist or dental hygienist will teach you how to brush and floss properly. By performing good oral hygiene, your teeth will last you a long time!