Prevention and oral hygiene

Both the teeth and the rest of the present structures in the mouth are formed by living cells. The action of external agents, such as infections or trauma, can cause the tissues that form and support the tooth to become ill and / or deteriorate.

Not only natural teeth need to be checked periodically. Patients who are using any type of dental prosthesis should also undergo revisions in order to avoid gingival recesses, friction and discomfort that can lead to major problems.

If we pay attention to our oral health and take care of it as we should, we can prevent the occurrence of certain diseases, or detect them in their earliest stages, which will allow us to cure them more effectively, guaranteeing a healthy and strong denture.

How to maintain proper oral hygiene 

The main conditions such as tooth decay or gingivitis are diseases whose origin lies in the accumulation of bacteria on the surface of gums and teeth. These are grouped together to form a film that is known as a bacterial plaque, which if not removed correctly becomes the famous tartar. Therefore, we must remove all these plaque remains by brushing after each meal and flossing.

In addition, you should periodically go to the dentist’s office to perform specific dental cleanings, such as tartar removal procedures, to remove these food debris from our gums.

Here are the recommended oral hygiene practices:

Brushing

It is essential to brush our teeth after each meal, including the tongue. It is also important to replace our toothbrush every quarter, or even earlier if we see that it is damaged. With regard to toothpaste, we recommend using one whose flavour is pleasant and is properly fluorinated. Fluoride helps us remineralize enamel and protect it from erosion of bacterial acids.

Dental Floss 

Between the teeth there are holes that are impossible to reach with our brush, and that is where the remains of food and bacterial plaque remain accumulated. Flossing is the best solution to this problem. With using it once a day we should be left over, but we recommend caution when using it since we can harm our gums. Smoothness and precision.

Mouthwashes  

These are oral solutions created to complement oral hygiene, but never to replace brushing or dental floss. It is simply one more step in cleaning our mouth. There is a wide variety of mouthwashes.

Professional dental cleaning 

SIt is known as tartar removal procedure and is performed by a hygienist or professional dentist. Its main objective is to eliminate tartar and accumulated bacterial plaque between the gums and teeth. Patients who have some type of pathology related to periodontal disease requires a special treatment for cleaning.